Here’s how Paul Dano prepared for his role!

Actor Paul Dano met a real-life convict – David Sweat, to prepare for his role in Escape At Dannemora, and said that he was surprised and amazed to see his sense of humour. He said – “We met David Sweat who has been in solitary since the escape. It is hard to look at somebody behind bars and see that they have a sense of humour. He had the mind of an engineer and you will see in the show these are not things that an average person can navigate.”

Escape At Dannemora chronicles a real-life 2015 prison break and explores the dynamics between two convicts – Richard Matt (Benicio del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano) and prison worker – Joyce 'Tilly' Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), who helped them escape the prison. Escape At Dannemora – directed by Ben Stiller and created by Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin, the show streamed on Hotstar Premium and got 12 Emmy nominations this year.      - IANS