Antonio Banderas, intervistato da Collider, parla del nuovo film di Terrence Malick, Knight of Cups, che pare vicino a vedere la luce.
La produzione ha chiesto l’autorizzazione a pubblicizzare sue immagini e usare il suo nome per il film.
Evidentemente il montaggio è pressochè definito, almeno per alcune parti del film, ed il personaggio interpretato da Banderas probabilmente sarà nella versione definitiva.
Come sempre Malick ha convocato sul set una valanga di attori, quasi tutti ignari del copione, chiedendo di improvvisare e relazionarsi agli altri in modo creativo.
Così Banderas descrive il processo:
“The other day, they sent me some pictures for my approval, and I didn’t even remember,” he said. “I looked at the pictures and thought, ‘Oh, yeah, I remember that. I shot that. But I don’t remember this. What was that?’ It was so intense. It was 12-14 hours of absolute madness and, at the same time, of incredible findings. So, I don’t know. I have no idea what is going to come out of that participation. I think I am in the movie because somebody called me about the use of my name, and if they used my name, it’s because I am there.”
Sulle riprese: “I remember when I got to the set in the morning, he called me and said, ‘Antonio, I’m sorry I didn’t send you the script. You know why I didn’t send you the script?’ I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Well, there is no script. We are just working as we go. I am creating the movie as I go. I have a central character and I have certain ideas, and I put him in different situations of life. The guy just tries to be a sponge and suck up everything he sees because he’s an artist. So, I’m shooting a lot of things, and I don’t know what I’m gonna edit because I have a movie where, if I put together the whole entire thing, it might be as long as a week. But, I invite you to play. Feel free. You have this monologue. You can start the monologue in the middle, if you want. I’m going to shoot it in different locations, in this party that we have over here. We’re gonna shoot it in the pool, in the hall, in this dancing scene, in the garden. So, you just relax and enjoy acting. If you even have any idea, please just throw it out.”
“He said, ‘People will interrupt you while you are talking, and they may just do actions to you. There may be a very young girl, it may be an old lady, it may be a group of people. You may know them or not know them. Just improvise with them. That’s what’s gonna happen.’ So, in the middle of the monologue, someone would come and do something to me, I’d react. So it was really an exercise of freedom that I have never experienced before. I don’t know the result of it.”