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Friday
Jan132012

Interview-lapalooza

Charlize has a sharp eye for great characters.Interviews for the films of 2011

Who would you love to see interviewed in the future?

 Speak up and I'll try and chase them down. I aim to catch these days!

This Season's Conversations

Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris) on two great writers Hemingway and Allen and his career-changing breakthrough
• Charlize Theron (Young Adult) on Mavis Gary, hugging day players, and battling Snow White
• Bret McKenzie (The Muppets) is finished with Middle Earth but still playing with those Muppets
• Jessica Chastain (The Help, Take Shelter) won't be slowing down in 2012. She's got big plans and many character creations (no repeats!) on the way.
Arianna Phillips (W.E.) the great costume designer on her long collaboration with Madonna
• Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) likes it minimal. He stays ambiguous to the end. 
• Judy Greer (The Descendants) is still girl next door relatable but ever more fabulous.
• Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) on mommy Meryl's Iron Lady and digging deep for her new film about an abused Christian woman. 

• David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method) always has something fascinating to say. His new film goes back to the source of so many of his cinematic preoccupations.
• Mike Mills (Beginners) made his personal stories into art. So do his characters.
Andrew Haigh (Weekend) on casting his perfect chemistry actors and trying to see the film through the audience eyes. It's hard for him; he edited it in his own bedroom.

• Ben Foster (Rampart) is dying for a musical comedy. But he loves working with the "beasts" of cinema.
Roland Emmerich (Anonymous) likes it big but detours for a little Shakespeare
• Vera Farmiga & Dagmara Dominczyk (Higher Ground) have rich girl girl chemistry and a fine film in common.
• Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) on his animated short film Oscar finalist. 

• Demian Bichir  & Chris Weitz (A Better Life) preparing for emotional climaxes and navigating awards season.
• Christina Hendricks (Drive) on acting during car chases and "that scene".  
• Ludivine Sagnier (Love Crimes) isn't content with being the best of the current French temptresses. She's chasing the legacies of the true legends of French cinema.
Chris Miller (Puss in Boots) on how one becomes a director of animated features and whether or not he's a cat person

MORE TO COME!

 

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Reader Comments (16)

Well, the obvious wish for you would be that you could get to sit with Pfeiffer for 1,2 hours and discuss everything about her life, her career and advice in picking future roles. (It'd be like if Sasha Stone could sit with Fincher for a couple of hours too. She'd lose it)

Or Nicole Kidman or Meryl Streep.

However.. my dream wish for an interview... Hmm. Ewan McGregor. Just because I know you'd love to do it, being one of his most outspoken admirers in the blogosphere.

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

Michael Fassbender, of course :-)

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

Fassbender, or Winona Ryder. Two fascinating people with incredibly unique creative talent.

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

Aaron Sorkin

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRic

Cate Blanchett / Meryl Streep / Nicole Kidman;

Robert Downey Jr / Peter Stormare / Ryan Gosling;

David Fincher / Joe Wright / Aronofsky.

:P

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

You should include the Andrew Haigh interview in this post. That was one of my favorites.

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

Also, I would LOVE to see you interview Laura Linney.

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

Well, of course, I would love to see the questions you would ask Nicole Kidman.

And with Mad Men coming back soon, it would be great to see you snag a few of the actors from that when it premiers...since you cover the show.

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBia

I was just watching Carrie and I would for some reason just LOVE to hear from Piper Laurie.

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Mason

Would *love* you to interview anyone of the following:
Tilda...
Clive Owen
Jake Gyllenhaal

JORDAN: agreed, the Andrew Haigh was SO wonderful!

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyanSt

Hunk du jour Tom Hardy . . . I wanna know his trapezoid work out. ; - )

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Gosh look at all these big name interviews!If you're ever down, just look at how far you've rised in the ranks!!

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYoyo

How about...Kerry Washington? Or maybe Anna Faris, Lee Pace, Kristen Bell?

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge P.

Jeremy Renner / Joel Edgerton / Michael Shannon

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick

D'Onofrio.

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaz

The Bening. It has to be The Bening. If not, then: Viggo, Toni Colette, Tilda, MIchelle Williams (I think you could put her at ease.) Owen Wilson.

My first thought was "Kidman"; but at this point I doubt even you could render her interesting and human again, Nat? but she gave some good interviews during the Rabbit Hole jaunt, so she may surprise (actually the biggest surprise was that she didn't call you up to promote the film. Somebody dropped the ball on that one in her camp.)

I feel badly that more behind-the-scenes names aren't popping to mind, so I'll give it a try: McQueen, Campion, Don McAlpine, Gillian Armstrong, Lisa Cholodenko, Almodovar.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanice
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