It’s hard to believe that it took this long for me to finally sit down with Adrien Brody. I’ve been writing about his career since his first few films, and I remember seeing him in a film called “Restaurant” at a festival about a decade ago. Long time coming, and now that we’ve actually spoken, he’s every bit as intelligent and confident about his craft as I expected him to be, and even before the cameras were turned on, he was engaging and cracking jokes, working to set me at ease.
Still, if I’m finally going to interview him, it seems appropriate that it would be for a film that seems very film geeky while still managing to subvert expectations. I know what movie I thought I was going to see when I viewed “Splice” at Sundance this year, but the film was much weirder and more sly about its agenda than I expected. If you’re in Los Angeles, and you want to take a peek at the film before it’s released on Friday, then please join me Thursday night at the Egyptian Theater, where I’ll be moderating a Q&A after a screening of the movie, with writer/director Vincenzo Natali and producer Don Murphy joining me.
In the meantime, though, check out the conversation I had with Brody, where we talk about the way the hedalines lately have almost felt like viral marketing for the film, and the way Brody and co-star Sarah Polley formed an unlikely family with Dren, the creation at the heart of the movie.
I’ll have more interviews for “Splice” later this week, including Sarah Polley, Joel Silver, and the actress behind Dren, Delphine Chanéac. If you’d like to see a larger version of the interview I’ve embedded here, try this link instead.
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