On June 4th, Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon, Emily Hampshire, Kevin Durand with producer Martin Katz and director David Cronenberg brought ‘Cosmopolis’ home to Toronto for the Canadian premiere. The day started with a photocall and hour long press conference. Check out photos and videos from the beginning of Cosmopolis day in Canada. Watch for a post later today from Chauffeur Tink with all the red carpet and premiere goodies!
The press conference is a treasure trove. Chauffeur Tink and I watched it all today and loved hearing all the behind the scenes information. Treat yourself and make the time to watch these great HD videos.
Video one: General introduction and preliminary questions from the press conference moderator. Emily Hampshire and Kevin Durand also share their audition stories.
Video two: Discussing the adapting of the novel and the script strength. Paul discusses his worry about filming two movies at once and how he prepared for the role of Benno.
Video three: Questions for Sarah and Kevin. Rob is asked about his initial fear of playing Eric, preparing to film and the first days shooting with Jay Baruchel. He mentions the only thing about Eric Packer that he feels relates to his own real life. (Can you guess what it is?)
Video five: Lots of discussion about the difference between writing novels and scripts. Paul and Rob talk about the dynamic between Eric and Benno as well as the fantastic set for the final scene.
Video six: Benno’s towel meaning? Interesting talk about some actors being told to read the book and others not. Bonus: London whale confusion ends the press conference on a very funny note.
‘Cosmopolis’ opens in Canadian theatres on June 8th. Chauffeur Tink and I will be cramming multiple viewings in this weekend. If you see us, come and say ‘hi’. Tink has a few more “Get in the Limo” buttons left.Follow @CosmopolisFilm on Twitter and Facebook!