In an interview with moviefone Joe said a few very interesting things about The Walk:

I wanted to ask you about something you’ve got coming up, which is the Robert Zemeckis movie “The Walk.” That’s in 3D too, right?Yes. We just finished shooting it. It’s definitely one of the most, if not the most, challenging thing I’ve ever done. And I mean that in the best way.What was so challenging about it?I’m not as good a wire-walker as Philippe Petit, but I did learn how to walk on a wire. And it’s really hard. Plus, I’m playing a Frenchman so I’m speaking with a French accent and some lines I’m speaking in French and wanting to not sound like an American who is speaking French. So I really wanted to work on getting that accent just right. And just playing this guy with maniacal ambition, and I mean maniacal in the best sense. But he’s just so intense. But Bob Zemeckis was just such a dream and the way he shot the whole movie is so inspiring. And you bring up 3D — a movie like “The Walk,” as well as “Sin City” — these are movies where the 3D is in the bones. The movie is begging to be in 3D. It’s not like, “Well, we’ll make it in 3D so we can charge more for the tickets.” The idea of a wire-walker, of a shot where, in the foreground you can have the guy’s foot on the wire and deep, deep, deep down there, 1,300 feet below, is the city of New York. That should be in 3D. It’s like “Gravity.” It should be in 3D. Especially in the way that Zemeckis shot this movie — if you have vertigo, you’re going to have a physical reaction to this movie.Did he talk to you about what it was going to look like?Oh yeah. It’s shot to make you feel like what it felt to be on the wire there. That’s the thing — there is no footage of the walk. The cops came just before his friend could shoot any motion picture footage. There’s just a few stills. And we re-created the walk and collaborated with Philippe to say, “Okay — what did you do on the first crossing? What did you do on the second crossing? Why? What did you feel like?” It’s not a completely precise replica, because the walk was 45 minutes long and we can’t put a 45 minute walk in the middle of the movie, but it’s quite accurate and Philippe was there while we were shooting the wire-walking. So it’s really going to be the first time we’ll get to see what that was.Did you feel extra pressure having him there?Honestly, he was so positive to me, it didn’t add pressure. It was encouraging. He just has this incredible bottomless pit of energy and was applying that to me — making me feel great, making me feel inspired. He was the one who taught me how to walk on a wire. I spent eight days straight with him. At the beginning, I couldn’t do it at all and at the end I was walking by myself with a pole, on a real wire, six feet off the ground.

In an interview with moviefone Joe said a few very interesting things about The Walk:

I wanted to ask you about something you’ve got coming up, which is the Robert Zemeckis movie “The Walk.” That’s in 3D too, right?

Yes. We just finished shooting it. It’s definitely one of the most, if not the most, challenging thing I’ve ever done. And I mean that in the best way.

What was so challenging about it?

I’m not as good a wire-walker as Philippe Petit, but I did learn how to walk on a wire. And it’s really hard. Plus, I’m playing a Frenchman so I’m speaking with a French accent and some lines I’m speaking in French and wanting to not sound like an American who is speaking French. So I really wanted to work on getting that accent just right. And just playing this guy with maniacal ambition, and I mean maniacal in the best sense. But he’s just so intense. But Bob Zemeckis was just such a dream and the way he shot the whole movie is so inspiring. And you bring up 3D — a movie like “The Walk,” as well as “Sin City” — these are movies where the 3D is in the bones. The movie is begging to be in 3D. It’s not like, “Well, we’ll make it in 3D so we can charge more for the tickets.” The idea of a wire-walker, of a shot where, in the foreground you can have the guy’s foot on the wire and deep, deep, deep down there, 1,300 feet below, is the city of New York. That should be in 3D. It’s like “Gravity.” It should be in 3D. Especially in the way that Zemeckis shot this movie — if you have vertigo, you’re going to have a physical reaction to this movie.

Did he talk to you about what it was going to look like?

Oh yeah. It’s shot to make you feel like what it felt to be on the wire there. That’s the thing — there is no footage of the walk. The cops came just before his friend could shoot any motion picture footage. There’s just a few stills. And we re-created the walk and collaborated with Philippe to say, “Okay — what did you do on the first crossing? What did you do on the second crossing? Why? What did you feel like?” It’s not a completely precise replica, because the walk was 45 minutes long and we can’t put a 45 minute walk in the middle of the movie, but it’s quite accurate and Philippe was there while we were shooting the wire-walking. So it’s really going to be the first time we’ll get to see what that was.

Did you feel extra pressure having him there?

Honestly, he was so positive to me, it didn’t add pressure. It was encouraging. He just has this incredible bottomless pit of energy and was applying that to me — making me feel great, making me feel inspired. He was the one who taught me how to walk on a wire. I spent eight days straight with him. At the beginning, I couldn’t do it at all and at the end I was walking by myself with a pole, on a real wire, six feet off the ground.

clickthefrog:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks to Access Hollywood about Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For. [x]

This is pretty funny. Feels like ages since I’ve seen an awkward Hollywood interview with Joe! :D

Let’s be honest, his awkward charm is one of the reasons we are here for. ;) And that interview is adorable. Go, watch it!

Fellow rookie Gordon-Levitt also felt the excitement on set, saying he grew up loving Rodriguez’s earlier films. The “Dark Knight Rises” star suggested that being in a “Sin City” movie was akin to living out childhood fantasies of starring in your own animated show.

LIke the original, the sequel finds Rodriguez and Miller trying to recreate the stark, dark look of the black and white comic, shooting entirely against a greenscreen, with the scenery being added later, and digitally manipulating the lighting and design of the film in post-production. 

"You get to become a cartoon in a way," Gordon-Levitt explained, adding that such escapist fare is a good way for actors — and the audience — to abandon reality. "We’re not in the real world," he added. [x]

clickthefrog:

Interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Johnny) for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. [x]

(He uses the word “specificity” :D)

thepantherlion:

There is this new interview with Charlotte Le Bon over at Collider (she’s promoting her new movie ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’ that is coming out these days) and,among other things,she speaks about some of her experience filming ‘The Walk’, about Joe, about her other co-stars and about Robert Zemeckis.

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Highlights of the interview:

  •  just like in Ben Schwartz’s case, Robert Zemeckis is one of her heroes
  • she says Joe is out-of-this world good,super professional,a very generous actor and an amazing human being <33
  • Joe speaks in French in the movie (it’s not clear for how much of the film)
  • she thinks the Petit role is probably the best one Joe has had so far(!) and that he has absolutely nailed it and she’s 100% sure that the experience of acting opposite him has made her a better actress <3
  • also,the cast of ‘The Walk’ got along great (as we have already figured out) and got together every Sunday at one of them’s place to watch a Zemeckis movie

the interview

Entertainment Weekly teased a small excerpt from a longer interview with Robert Rodriguez and Joe about Sin City 2.


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clickthefrog:

Interview clips roll of Joe talking about The Wind Rises.

thecapa:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Wonderland magazine, February 2014 - Interview by Emma Watson.
I like the pictures he chose to send in!

Thanks for posting the scan!

thecapa:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Wonderland magazine, February 2014 - Interview by Emma Watson.

I like the pictures he chose to send in!

Thanks for posting the scan!