"I don’t know anyone who makes movies like he does" Elisabeth Moss talks to Indiewire about Ben Wheatley’s HIGH-RISE
It seems you’re going to a good place right now with the projects you’re choosing. You’ve done “Top of the Lake” which was amazing, you got to work with Walter Salles in “On The Road,” and now you have “High Rise” with Ben Wheatly, which also sounds intriguing. What can you say about that one?
I’m glad you ask, I’m really excited about that one. I love it because people who really know about film are excited about that one, because people familiar with Ben Wheatley’s work know what an unusual filmmaker he is. I signed on purely upon the fact that I was a fan of Ben’s, and in particular “Sightseers,” and the script is obviously based on the book [by J.G. Ballard] and it is very strange, and I have no idea what it’s going to look like, but I just love his style of filmmaking. I just think he’s so interesting and unique and I don’t know anyone who makes movies like he does. Maybe there’s a couple but I don’t know, I think he’s so unusual and I just wanted to get a chance to work with him and be part of that world and, it was so fun to make and he got all these great actors because good actors recognize, “There’s a great filmmaker, I should work with him.” So he’s got Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston and all these great people to do this movie. I think it’s it’s going to be really cool; it’s going to be highly unusual.
Is it a different vibe from his other stuff that you’ve seen of his?
I would say it’s bigger than anything he’s ever done. It’s totally his style, his sense of humor and his sense of drama. Everything is totally his style of filmmaking but on a bigger scale.
That sounds cool.
Yeah, like if you gave him a bigger crew, a little bit more money, costumes and hair and makeup, all of that stuff that maybe he hasn’t had before. It was so fun, he is just a fucking genius and he’s so funny.
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