Cinema Society Screening of ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’
Tribeca Grand Hotel. October 3, 2007. By Jada Yuan
Elizabeth controlled a huge fleet. Do you like ships?
“I do want to go on an icebreaking ship, if there's any ice to break, down in Antarctica. But I do get a little seasick.”
How do you know Cate Blanchett?
“I'm actually writing a movie for her about Mark Twain and Mary Baker Eddy. If she doesn't do it, I'll cry.”
Was the movie historically accurate?
“The Armada sequence is very compressed. My subject was history, so I'm going to be pedantic about it.”
Did you watch the movie tonight?
“No, and thank God, because there was a power outage. Right at a crucial moment! I would have had a heart attack and died.”
—Shekhar Kapur, director
Do you dress up for Halloween? “Every year I wear a real Notre Dame football uniform.” Don't you get sick of the same costume?
“Do you realize how cool it is to put shoulder pads on and put football gear on?”
When you watch these movies, do you just look at the clothes? “No, the costumes are so in sync with the plot. They blended in, and they were like fireworks with every emotion.”
If you were king, who would you have at court?
“Flava Flav. Let him be the court jester.”
—LL Cool J