Sir Ben Kingsley is a master actor, and his co-stars know it.
Patricia Clarkson and others in new film “Learning to Drive” describe the “sublime” experience of working with Kingsley in the HitFix exclusive featurette you can watch above.
“Learning to Drive” premiered at last year”s Toronto International Film Festival, where it was the first runner-up for the Audience Award. Clarkson stars as Wendy, a woman whose husband has just left her for a younger woman. As a lifelong New Yorker, Wendy has never learned to drive, so to reclaim her independence, she takes driving lessons from Darwan (Kingsley), a taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. An unlikely friendship forms between fiery Wendy and soft-spoken Darwan.
The film reunites Clarkson, Kingsley and director Isabel Coixet – the three of them worked together on 2008″s “Elegy.”
“Learning to Drive” opens in theaters today.