Oh Keira, how do we love thee? Let me count the ways! We loved you in Pirates, Star Wars, Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Bend It Like Beckham, and about a billion other films. With both Anna Karenina and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World in the wraps, she said down with filmmaker David Cronenberg, the director of her 2011 A Dangerous Method, for the April issue of Interview magazine. In addition to looking totally smokin’ and incredibly badass, she chatted a little about life, work, and her career.
On how she’s doing and where she is: “I’m good. I’m in London. I’ve just left somebody in the kitchen making a chicken curry, and I was meant to be helping him, but now I’m not.”
On portraying a real person vs. a fictional one: “There’s always the moral question when you’re playing real people. Is it like dancing over somebody’s grave? What’s nice about playing somebody real is that generally there’s more information about them, so a lot of the questions that you’d otherwise have to make up the answers to are already there.”
On choosing roles: “If I had to make a choice, it would be to do the performance-based pieces, which, generally speaking, are the less technical pieces. When you’re working in a space where it’s really about the technical side of it, then it’s even harder to maintain a performance because you have todo things so many times from so many different angles. It’s actually something that I would like to figure out. I’m quite interested to see whether you could maintain a high-energy performance in that kind of technical arena.”
Read the rest of the interview here!