‘I’m Your Man’ Interview: Dan Stevens Talks His Robot Inspirations In New German Sci-Fi Romance

There doesn’t seem to be a thing Dan Stevens can’t do. Speaker of multiple languages and a talented actor, it only made sense for the former Downton Abbey star to join the cast of Maria Schrader’s I’m Your Man. 

In the realistic/sci-fi/romance, Stevens plays Tom, a robot designed to be the perfect match for Alma (Maren Eggert). As a single anthropologist, she is not actually looking for a partner but evaluating whether or not AIs like Tom should be granted human rights.

The part is right up Stevens alley, who is known to take more obscure and quirky projects. I had the chance to interview Stevens about what drew him to Tom, shooting a German film, and which iconic robots inspired his performance.

Watch our interview below. Catch I’m Your Man in select theaters Sept. 24th.


A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.