Monday, April 17, 2006

NYT says "Maggie Cheung Is Perfect for the Role. She's the Director's Ex."


In the April 16th NYT, Charles Taylor examines the relationship between Clean's star, Maggie Cheung and its director Olivier Assayas.


Mr. Assayas said that he tries to cast actors who do not merely embody his characters. "Ultimately, what I am most interested in is what contradicts what I have written," he said, "because that's exactly where real life moves into the film." In that spirit, watching Ms. Cheung work, he said, "was miraculous.

"Both when we were making 'Irma Vep' and 'Clean,' it was like working with someone who has the energy, the conviction of someone who was making a film for the first time. It was the unique case of having someone who had so much experience, an incredible virtuosity, knowledge of the technique of acting, but at the same time is like a debutante, someone who is discovering the pleasure of acting for the first time."

To watch Ms. Cheung's performance is to see someone who, as Garbo did, uses the camera as though it were radio transmitter, trusting it to pick up the inchoate moods that move across her face.

1 Comments:

Blogger milli said...

Both when we were making 'Irma Vep' and 'Clean,' it was like working with someone who has the energy, the conviction of someone who was making a film for the first time.


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