New York Screening of ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day’
Tribeca Grand Hotel. March 2, 2008. By Bennett Marcus
Was PETA annoyed that you wore fur in this film?
“They weren't outside protesting, so I think we're okay for now.”
—Amy Adams (GETTY IMAGES)
—Frances McDormand (GETTY IMAGES
You have a nude scene in the movie. How was that?
“The silk sheets were kind of clingy.”
—Tom Payne (GETTY IMAGES
—Carol Alt (GETTY IMAGES
You play a pianist in the film. Do you play in real life?
“I can't. I learned how to fake it for this. I practiced on a keyboard drawn on a bathroom counter.”
—Lee Pace (GETTY IMAGES
—Morgan Freeman (GETTY IMAGES
—Jane Alexander (GETTY IMAGES
Did you feel intimidated about working with Joel Coen's wife?
“There was a fantastic day when I had Joel on my left and James Schamus on my right. I was shouting ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’ really loud.”
—Bharat Nalluri (GETTY IMAGES
—Rufus Wainwright (GETTY IMAGES
—Steve Buscemi (GETTY IMAGES
Did you have any economic surprises when making Miss Pettigrew?
“They changed the tax deals in the U.K. as we were about to green-light the picture. It killed us. Oops!”
—James Schamus, Focus Features (GETTY IMAGES
—Andrew Karpen (GETTY IMAGES
—Ciarán Hinds (GETTY IMAGES
What was your initial reaction to the novel?
“I didn't want to read it. It was a period British book, and I had just done a period British film and I'm from New Jersey.”
—David Magee, screenwriter (GETTY IMAGES