INTERVIEW BY EVAN GOLDBERG
PHOTOGRAPHY BY AUTUMN DE WILDE
STYLIST SHIRLEY KURATA AT REP’D BY GIANT ARTISTS
GROOMER YUJI KOJIMA AT REP’D BY THE REX AGENCY
PRODUCER MEGHAN GALLAGHER
PHOTO ASSISTANT ALISON BERNIER & NOAH JASHINSKI
EVAN GOLDBERG—Do you have a plan for what you want to do after The Green Hornet? People are going to look at you in a different way now because this is not just an action movie; it’s everything you hadn’t done before. You know how to deal with the studio, now; you know how to deal with a million different camera crews shooting at numerous times. So what are you going to do with all this new knowledge?
MICHEL GONDRY—Christopher Nolan is a good example of what I’d like to do, he’s not exactly my favourite director, but he’s immensely talented and he’s managed to balance big studio work with personal work. Similarly to the Wachowskis who did The Matrix. They’re another example of people who did very commercial work but their work. Something those directors don’t do is comedy and I think to me comedy is really important. Even in my other films that were smaller I always had an element of comedy. Life is bad enough without making a completely serious movie. Maybe I should ask you a question. Yesterday I had some drinks with Neal and we talked about another director who was working as a team before he got famous. When he got famous he said fuck off to everybody and he’s now a very arrogant person. The great thing about you and Seth is you’ve stayed the same through your success. You guys are always talking; it’s like a couple in a way. I’d like to hear your take on how that works…
(Excerpt from Issue 03)
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