Mulligan also talks about figuring things out on set, her worst audition and more!
Ethan Hawke: “Everybody’s not rooting for you, and everybody doesn’t see your artistic growth as their number-one priority”
If you think that you haven’t seen much of Ethan Hawke on movie screens lately, you’d be right. However, Hawke’s lower profile in film is not a case of him not being offered work, but a case of Hawke’s increasing desire to concentrate on his theater work.
Zoe Kazan: “If you’re basing your whole sense of self-worth about when you get a callback, you’re going to be pretty unhappy”
When you do it all, it’s hard to find balance. Just ask Zoe Kazan, who wrote and starred in the recent indie Ruby Sparks.
Ruby Sparks is the first screenplay written by Zoe Kazan. An acclaimed theater actress and 2005 graduate of Yale University, Zoe made her New York stage debut in 2006 in the Off-Broadway revival of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie opposite Cynthia Nixon.
Interview: ‘Ruby Sparks’ Zoe Kazan Talks About Her Screenwriting Debut and Her Worst “Soul Sucking” Survival Job
Zoe also discusses working alongside boyfriend Paul Dano and acting the words she writes
Interview: Filmmakers Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris on ‘Ruby Sparks’ and How They Work with the Actors On-Set
They also chat about acting out scenes themselves before giving it to the actors.
Actor Paul Dano found himself surrounded by familiar faces during the production of his latest film, Ruby Sparks. He co-stars with his real-life girlfriend Zoe Kazan, who also wrote the script, and the movie is directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, the husband-and-wife team who directed Dano in his breakthrough role in Little Miss Sunshine.
What’s the easiest way to get the play you’ve written staged in a New York City theater?