Since my first monologue for this movie was so long I thought I'd do a shorter version of it too.
The amount of time I have put into this video is insane, for the last month I've been writing all different kinds of monologues for the character of Ben Parish/Zombie and the way he could describe the way his life turned out. I've been recording most of them and I have sent away many of them, but this is probably my final take on the monologue. It includes the main concept of why Zombie is the way he is and it describes everything that happened to him in detail. I am proud of this work and there doesn't go a day when I'm not thinking about the life of Zombie and what he's going through in this imaginary world Rick Yancey created. It's just a fantastic story and even though I can't relate to Zombie at all, I feel like I'm just like him and that I've known him my entire life. Known him like I know myself that is. In the morning I imagine what it's like to wake up with the view of my parents lying murdered on the floor in this horrific wave. Every evening I imagine the loss of a loved one, standing really close. In Ben's case, his sister. In mine, it varies from all the people I love. I feel sickened when I think of what he's gone through and that's what makes me so anxious about having the opportunities to portray him, I feel like I want to get to know him and I feel like I am knowing him on the level that I imagine him. Then maybe not everyone has the same view on Ben Parish or Zombie but I have my own views on them and my view of Zombie is being expressed in this video. He's filled with contempt and hatred towards himself for abandoning his sister and he thinks that he lives on for being a bad person. That's all his mind is set to, he tries to prove himself wrong and stay strong through it and push through his wounds and suffering. But it's hard. That is what I'm trying to express.
My name is Harald Fried and I am just a regular guy from Sweden who is willing to do everything in his will to be a part of this amazing upcoming movie adapted from a fantastic book!