While promoting her new scary movie, Relic, Emily Mortimer, got all nostalgic about her cinematic roots in America and went back to where it all begun – to Angelina Tyler, Scream 3 and Wes Craven.
“I did this audition and I got the job and it was Wes Craven, and I do really have him to thank. Because that was before Lovely and Amazing actually, and I wouldn’t have got Lovely and Amazing, I’m sure, if it hadn’t been for the fact that I’d already been in a movie and done an American accent; you know what I mean?”, she told Perri Nemirrof from Collider.
“He was a real advocate of mine and I loved working with him. I just think he was the most gentle, intelligent, quiet, softly spoken guy, but with just such a great humor and intelligence, and such a kind person and he really sort of took to me for some reason. After I worked with him on that, I then did a Paris, je t’aime – you know they did the New York, I Love You and Paris, je t’aime, [series of] shorts all put together and all these kind of filmmakers could make little shorts set in Paris and it was the first one, and he chose me for that. And I did this little short with him and then filmmakers were approached and asked to dress up their kind of muses, or whatever, I don’t know, as famous movie stars and he chose me and dressed me up as Audrey Hepburn for The New York Times.”
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