2011 May 20

Kate Winslet: “Polanski is extraordinary”

Kate Winslet says working with director Roman Polanski is “extraordinary”.

The actress stars in the film adaptation of the play God Of Carnage which is helmed by Polanski and described how the aging movie legend’s positive attitude affected the cast.

However, the 35-year-old said that the filmmaker is a tough taskmaster nonetheless.

“Roman is extraordinary. He’s 77 years old and has a joyful, effervescent quality that’s very infectious,” she told Total Film.

“None of us knew what to expect, because Carnage is based on a play, but we ended up learning the whole thing, staging it and rehearsing it like a play and then filming from the beginning to the end in ruthless order. Roman said it was the first time he’d ever filmed that way, but it was necessary for this particular piece.”

Winslet feels lucky to have worked with him and several other high-profile directors over the last year. While the famous filmmakers she were all incredibly different, they were also unique in their brilliance.

“Todd Haynes, Steve Soderbergh and Roman Polanski are all so unbelievably different, and I feel like I’ve seen this whole spectrum of creative brilliance in the past year,” she said.

Source: Yahoo! OMG!

4 Comments on “Kate Winslet: “Polanski is extraordinary””

  1. I’m so with Kate on this Roman Polanski is an incredible director, The Ghost Writer from last year was a great movie but Chinatown was one of the best ever.

  2. Of her director, Kate said, “Roman is one of the most extraordinary men I’ve ever met. The guy is 77 years old. He has an effervescent quality to him. He’s very joyful about his work, which is infectious. He likes to have a small crew, to the point that, when I walked on the set, my thought was, ‘My God, this is it?’”

    The award-winning actress, known for her roles in such films as “The Reader” and “Revolutionary Road,” said, “None of the actors knew what to expect. How was he going to shoot this, how were we going to rehearse, and what was going to happen? We rehearsed it like a play. We learned and staged the whole thing for two weeks, then we started to film it. We started in the beginning, and we went through the entire movie in ruthless story order—which was fantastic!”

    On the controversial status of Roman, Kate answered, “I certainly would shy away from talking about Roman on that aspect. That wouldn’t be sensible. Artists are artists, and things happen to them in life. Sometimes, the public forms opinions about these people. But, it’s important to remember that the work they do is what makes them the artists they are.”

    full interview


  3. This is a great interview I dont like to comment on things that are too personal or contrevsal about actors, directors etc, I dont think its right

  4. A great director working with top-notch cast. Get a great movie, I have no doubt

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