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Adrien Brody On Making Movies With Staying Power

 

INTERVIEW & ART DIRECTION: SALLY A. EDWARDS

PHOTOGRAPHY: SARAH J. EDWARDS

FASHION EDITOR: HARRIS ELLIOTT

HAIR AND MAKE-UP: KARIN BIGLER AT ARTLIST, PARIS

Sally A. Edwards joins Adrien Brody for a day in Paris to discover, that you can take the boy out of Queens, but you can’t take Queens out of the boy. Adrien takes Sally into his world of monkeys, motorbikes, bull fights and beats and discusses the dedication he has to create such compelling performances.

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ON WES ANDERSON

 

Can you describe Wes Anderson, his attention to detail and creative mind? Has he inspired you to do anything else, like get behind the camera, or is it just his way that’s good to get involved with from your aspect?

“Well, he’s very involved. We’ll rehearse something and if it doesn’t quite work we’ll figure it all out together and figure out ways of making the moment more truthful, but he and Jason, and Roman have put a tremendous amount of work into what they want to convey and I think it was a very personal script for them, I think they all kind of drew from personal experiences whether they were pleasurable or painful and they created a very real script. So what was amazing, was how much detail and thought had gone into everything.”

 

"It’s great when you have movies that you think your grandchildren will get a kick out of."

 

That’s right, because we find whenever we go back and watch [Wes’] work you can always find something new.

“So much, I know. It’s actually great to revisit it, two or three times because there is so much, you really feel like you’re in on it once you’ve had time to absorb it; you’re in on it. You understand the complexity of it and the thought that’s gone into it. I don’t know, I love it. I love a movie that has staying power and I think it’s a classic Wes Anderson movie. I think it’s one of my favourite films that he’s done, I’m really honoured to be in it, but I really do feel it’s got something so special and it’s actually more emotional and probably more personal. I’m proud to be in it, but I think it’s a fun movie. I’d love to look back at that when I’m older. It’s great when you have movies that you think your grandchildren will get a kick out of, like that and ‘King Kong’ you know? [laughs]

 

 

 

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