It’s a strange movie, people will find him petty important referring to the contemporary society but while we were doing it, it seemed totally surreal. Every actor that would come on the set was like ‘What is this about?’ and no one knew. That’s my biggest fear when it comes out, that people won’t get it.
R: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’
K: ‘A Woman Under The Influence’ by John Cassavetes. It really influenced me.
R: Brando, Jack Nicholson.
K: De Niro.
R: Ellen Barkin.
K: Jodie Foster and Catherine Keener.
Movie that always makes you cry:
K: ‘A single man’
R: Gotta say ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ again.
Movie that always scares you:
R: Oh god, I don’t know. ‘The exorcist’ or something like that.
K: Movie with people going crazy. That’s frightening. For example ‘Take Shelter’, so good.
Movie that sexually excites you:
K: On the Road?
R: This is a tough one.
K: That’s a tough one!
R: That movie called, my French accent is awful, ‘Prenom Carmen’, a movie by Godard. Actually I liked the main character.
K: Gosh, ‘Unfaithful’. The whole movie! And also Diane Lane is one of the sexiest women on earth.
Rob, is it true, as you said to VF, that you are ready to go and live with kristen?’
R: Ehm, I read it and thought ‘What is this interview?! I don’t even remember doing it.’ – But yeah, that woman kept making questions only about that and I was like ‘What is going on here?’
I always try not to talk about my personal life and she basically said ‘Oh, I would like to ask you about that!’
K: We are so proud of each other. And it’s so crazy to be here together.
R: Yes, it’s crazy having finished Twilight this year. It’s very strange and incredible for both of us.
K: I can’t wait to see his movie.
R: I hope you enjoy Cosmopolis, in Cinema Today. And I hope you like it and maybe see you soon.
Cannes Roundtable [link]
Three Videos play on a loop. [source]
Kristen talks about Marylou’s lack of self-consciousness, her love for both Walter Salles & Rupert Sanders, choosing projects, and roadtrips. “‘On the Road’ was my first favorite book. I literally slapped it on my dashboard when I got my license.”
It would have been strange if people didn’t comment on that. The fact that we both have a movie here now that the Twilight movies are done shooting. But thankfully for us, our movies completely outry anything like that, that we don’t feel concerned. Anyone that think this … this is so not concerning us, we don’t care.
She says of Marylou, “She is very vivid, very sexy…, but there is so much depth and awareness. She was a very sensitive girl, as well. It was easier for me to play her because I am very ‘inward’. She’s so open and generous and can see the beauty in absolutely everyone. To know that made it easier to play the part…. Why is she taking this abuse? That was always a question. She actually took it in stride. She had very different priorities than most people… different limits and different boundaries. To understand that, being a fairly normal girl who would not want my boyfriend cheating on me, it was good to know the woman behind the character.”
Kristen discusses how ‘On the Road’ is still relevant today. She says, “I don’t think it’s ever been irrelevant… There is a certain stage of life that is representative…. People who want to surround themselves with people who push them, people who have different wants in life and are not afraid to follow them. So, I don’t think that ever really went away.”
Interview with AP [link]
Interview with La W Radio [link]
Interview with Deadline [link]
Interview with German ZDF [link]