Young Adult: Interview with Charlize Theron

Young Adult: Interview with Charlize Theron

The team behind “Juno”–Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody and two-time Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman, has made another striking serious comedy, “Young Adult.”

Trailer: www.emanuellevy.com/?attachment_id=47303

Trust in Director Jason Reitman.

“The biggest lesson I’ve learned in my career is that you can have great material but if you don’t have a director who inspires you or is capable, it really doesn’t matter.  It’s important to have chemistry with a director and Jason and I could not be more similar in terms of how we approach the work. I had complete trust in him – so when he said we had a scene in two takes, I could walk away from it believing that we did. I hate fussing and rehearsal and I love just coming in and getting the job done.  And that’s how he works. He has a real love for what he does and is protective of the characters and the process. For me, that’s all I can ask for.”

Affection for Oswalt

“I think acting is always a very intimate experience and there are very, very rare occasions where your work with another actor surpasses what is really expected from you. I felt really safe working with Patton, like he always had my back. I really loved working with him, his attitude, what he brought to his character. Matt and I had about seven pages of dialogue together and a lot of it took place in a bar. We were in that bar for like a week and it was really nice to play and ad-lib and discover with him. Between him and Jason, I felt like I had these two brothers who were really cool and really funny.”

Collette Wolfe

“Sandra is the character who causes the most damage in a way and she does it so innocently.  Collette played her so beautifully and when we did the big scene in which she tells me everything, I was completely speechless.”