Hurt, zu seiner Rolle als Jahrhunderte altes Vampir befragt, (er spielt Christopher Marlowe im Alter) gab den Ball an seinen Regisseur Yim Jarmusch weiter mit den Worten:
: “Well, I’m here basically because I think Jim utterly believes in Christopher Marlowe. He believes that he wrote Shakespeare. He believes that he should be alive now. And … I am!”
Jarmusch . ... there are different theories of who wrote these things. One of them: it’s very possible that Christopher Marlowe’s death was faked – uh, his murder – there’s a lot of research showing this. But really, this idea of Shakespeare – it’s not really important who wrote these beautiful things, but I think it’s very interesting that they are assigned to someone that quite possibly was illiterate – William Shakespeare. It’s very likely he could not even write. So, someday maybe, this will be revealed. I don’t know. May be never!”
Woher hatte Jarmusch seine Informationen?