HOLLYWOOD (AP) – Stephen Boyd writes from Madrid that his current role on “The Fall of the Roman Empire” has given him new respect for Western stars. Boyd is on horseback or chariot for most of the picture and says he is learning a new style of acting.
“It’s one thing to be able to act and another thing to ride a horse, ” says the rugged young actor. “But when you have to act on the back of a horse, this opens up an new field – horseback acting.”
“An actor can easily step into a close-up on the exact mark set by the cameraman but riding into a close-up or stopping the beast on the exact spot required is, no pun intended, a horse of a different color”
Feb 17, 1963, Express and News, San Antonio