'The role on the page was essentially an insecure guy': Tracy Letts on playing Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor talks about the Oscar buzz he's receiving for his role as Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari.
Tracy Letts as Henry Ford II, the Ford Motor Company heir, in Ford v Ferrari. (Merrick Morton/Fox)

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts plays Henry Ford II in the new film Ford v Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Recently, he's had parts in The Post (opposite Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks), Lady Bird, and he'll soon appear in Greta Gerwig's latest film, Little Women, which is out next month. 

Beyond his film work, Letts is also busy in the theatre world right now. He has two plays — Linda Vista and The Minutes — opening on Broadway this season.

He joined q's Tom Power on the line from New York to tell us more about some of the projects he's currently involved in, and how he feels about the Oscar buzz he's receiving for his role in Ford v Ferrari.

Ford v Ferrari is in theatres now. Letts' play Linda Vista is on Broadway now. 

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