To prepare for his role as Ted Kaczynski in the miniseries “Manhunt: Unabomber,” Paul Bettany spent some time alone in a remote forest home, unplugged from technology, reading books.
But please don’t take that the wrong way.
“This story has begun to take on a life of its own, which is me, like Daniel Day-Lewis, in the woods,” says the rangy actor over lunch at a Greek restaurant near his home in Tribeca.
Bettany wasn’t exactly roughing it: “It was a lovely, chic little cabin,” he clarifies.
Nevertheless, the experiment left an impression on the 46-year-old Brit. Without the constant distraction of technology, “There's lots of time in the day when you're not...