The emotional fallout of losing a family member is the focus of The Lovely Bones, and it’s a state of being that Stanley Tucci knows all too well.

In a recent interview with NPR, the 49-year-old actor — who portrays serial killer George Harvey in the film adaptation of the bestselling book — opens up about what life has been like since losing wife Kate last year to cancer.

“There’s all the blaming of yourself, which you can’t do, but you kind of do,” he shares, “and I’m just — I’m mostly sad.”

Twins Isabel and Nicolo, 9 ½, and Camilla, 7, were never far from Stanley’s mind as he shot the film. “Yes, two of them are daughters, and yes, I was very hesitant to take this role,” he says before adding,

The Lovely Bones is in theaters January 15th.

Source: NPR