Monsters and Critics Interview Sarah GadonCast Interview Sarah Gadon
Anne Brodie from Monsters and Critics.com sat recently with Sarah Gadon. They discussed working with the Cronenbergs, David and Brandon and her role in Cosmopolis.
This is a big moment for you with the Cronenberg films and your TV series. Do you feel it coming together now?
Blood and sweat and tears! Yeah, I think a lot of people said to me before I left for Cannes that this was going to be a really big moment for me and my career. But it’s so different from the inside looking out because you work so hard to get the things you want and maybe you reach a new level in your career there are new challenges.
When you’re an actor you’re only as good as your last project so you’re always moving forward and thinking about what’s next, but while I was in Cannes, I was able to have a few moments to exhale and really appreciate how far I’d come and how wonderful it was to be at Cannes with two films, father and son, and what a moment that was for Canadian filmmaking, for David’s career, for Brandon’s and for my own. It was really great.
Your character’s relationship with Eric Pattinson) her husband, is oddly straightforward – it’s love/hate. It’s brittle, combative and sexual. What’s your take on it?
So often as a female actress you’re accustomed to reading material where the male character projects onto you exactly what you’re feeling and exactly what you’re working in and exactly what your actions are in a scene. What I thought was so hilarious about the two of them is that he spent the entire time trying to project onto her – “I want to fuck you, I think you’re sexy, I want this. That, you’re sad, you’re happy”.
And she spends the whole time saying “No, no” until the end of the arc when he says “I’m not going to be the man you want me to be” and she says “Okay well, I’m out”. It was so refreshing to me to read that also terrifying. There is a charisma to the way she does it. But there is no blazing moment where the screenwriter is saying “fall in love with this woman” because she’s a woman.
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