This week, Guillermo Del Toro, the visionary director behind “Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” took to Reddit to do an AMA (ask me anything), where fans can ask questions and get responses in real time. Nerds and geeks of all kinds tuned into to get their chance to ask the monster-loving genius a question or two about his past films, future projects, and his upcoming film, “The Shape of Water.”
Del Toro posted a photo on Twitter to prove that it was indeed him on Reddit.
Here- Monday… pic.twitter.com/SPayce6VAA
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) December 3, 2017
A man of few words, but big ideas.
Right off the bat, one of the cool questions was about the animated film “Coco.”
Del Toro clearly enjoyed the film, saying that not only did he love the movie and its success, but that the more it succeeds, the more stories like it can also succeed. It sounds like he believes that some art can open the doors for other types of art to thrive.
This 17-year-old high school student is already worrying about their future and asked Del Toro about his life experiences.
The major takeaway from Del Toro? Patience, young padawan. Hang tight, have life experiences and let that inform where you go. Wise!
This “young Mexican filmmaker” was asking the important questions: where’s the money at?
Del Toro’s advice: don’t give up. He was knocking on doors for 4 years to get the money for his film. I bet his knuckles hurt.
One Redditor asked about Del Toro working with Michael Shannon, one of the leads from “The Shape Of Water.”
Shannon, to no ones surprise, is clearly intense. Del Toro wasn’t worried. To him, his Mexican upbringing has prepared him plenty for what life has to throw his way.
And finally what does Del Toro like to do in his down time? Tequila!
The man clearly has a drink of choice and hopefully Patron knows how much he loves them and they send him jugs of it.
Check out the rest of the Reddit AMA to see what other questions he answered and insight he gave. The Shape of Water is now in theaters.