Having made it back to the rain-lashed village, Cameron wastes no time in putting his plan into action. After luring Sarah away and locking her in a barn, Cameron gets his hands on Zak’s gun and heads for the Woolpack. So what is his state of mind at this moment in time?
“He has to keep it calm,” says Power. “Cameron can remain unruffled in very stressful situations. He’s managed to get himself out of so many scrapes. Whatever is thrown at him he deals with because he has this scary stealth-like control. He can become very measured and introverted but he also has the capacity to be the polar extreme, which, is wild, frightening and scary.”
And that capacity for violence is evidenced when Cameron surprises Marlon by slamming the butt of his shotgun against him, which sends the Woolpack chef tumbling down the cellar steps.
An unconscious Marlon is then locked in the cellar as flood waters begin to rise, while Cameron heads to the bar to surprise the regulars with his shotgun. In an instant, the assembled drinkers are plunged into a hostage crisis, with Cam calling the shots:
“He’s very much two different characters – the family guy and this crazy killer. He switches between the two and as things get more manic, it’s like a metronome swinging forwards and backwards faster and faster. He’s definitely at his most crazed when he’s holding hostages in the Woolpack. He will go from one character to the other in the space of a sentence.”