In an interview with Time Out London, Samantha Morton discussed her soon to be released film, ‘The Messengers’ as well as her excitement to begin work on ‘Cosmopolis’. Here is an excerpt:
Samantha Morton has been in hiding. Since 2009, when she shot military drama ‘The Messenger’, which finally hits our screens this week, and directed her devastating debut, ‘The Unloved’, the Oscar-winning, 34-year-old British star of ‘Sweet and Lowdown’ and ‘Minority Report’ has been lying low, enjoying life as a mother and planning her comeback. But with roles in two of 2012’s biggest films, David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’ and sci-fi epic ‘John Carter of Mars’, she won’t be able to stay in the shadows much longer.
You seem, more than most actors, to make only the projects you honestly care about…
‘Well, I wouldn’t be involved in something I didn’t want to do, would I? It’s me! But it’s tricky. I’ve been offered things in the past, I’ve read it and gone, “I don’t get it!” Then it comes out and it’s really good. I’ll go and see it and I’ll be like, “It’s a fucking comedy! Why didn’t you tell me it’s a comedy? That’s why I didn’t get it, nobody said, there was no cover letter with it! I’d have done it if I’d known…”’
And can you tell me anything about ‘Cosmopolis’, which you’re shooting soon with David Cronenberg?
‘No! I’m just excited. And I’m a huge fan so when I spoke to David I was just talking about his film “The Brood” which is one of my favourites. I just think he’s amazing. I’ll have to calm down before I go on set!’
Samantha is set to play Vija Kinski, Eric’s Chief of Theory with her scenes primarily in the limo. Can I say again how much I love this casting? I love it.
You can read the full interview at TimeOut.com
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