Video:Cillian Murphy and Tom Berenger Inception Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Cillian Murphy and Tom Berenger share a close friendship onscreen in Warner Bros Pictures' 'Inception' from writer/director Christopher Nolan. At the film's LA premiere, they spoke about being a part of a Christopher Nolan project.See Transcript
Transcript:Cillian Murphy and Tom Berenger Inception InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' Inception.
Cillian Murphy - 'Robert Fischer, Jr.' in InceptionWhat was it like reuniting with Christopher Nolan?
Cillian Murphy: "Oh it was a pleasure and a privilege. You know I love working with him. I think he's probably the most exciting director working today, so it's always great. He's a lovely guy and a talented director."
When you first read the script, did you understand exactly what was going on?
Cillian Murphy: "It was demanding. I wouldn't say I understood immediately, exactly. I had to read it a few times and, you know, Chris had to walk me through it. But once you break it down, it's actually quite accessible."
It is, it's character-driven even though it's laden with all these big effects.
Cillian Murphy: "Yeah, absolutely. And that's why it succeeds. I mean, all the spectacle and all the special effects will not sustain unless the audience can connect with it in some way, you know?"
Christopher wanted to do a lot in camera. Did you have to go through a lot physically?
Cillian Murphy: "I did some things. You know, it was always fun. It was never demanding, never difficult. It was fun to do stuff for real so, yeah."
The whole film pretty much revolves around your character so you have a lot of weight on your back to carry this.
Cillian Murphy: "Not as much as Leo. It was good."
How has Christopher changed as a director over the years?
Cillian Murphy: "He hasn't changed and I think that's what makes him brilliant. He's kept true to his philosophies and his values and his craft, and that's why people love his movies."
Isn't it interesting that during the summer we get to see something so risky, that makes you actually use your brain?
Cillian Murphy: "Yeah, it's great. I think it could be a revolution. I hope it is."
Tom Berenger - 'Browning' in InceptionWhen it's got Christopher Nolan's name attached to it you immediately jump?
Tom Berenger: "Yeah, you do."
You don't even need to worry about what it's about?
Tom Berenger: "No. I mean you've got to read it but you know..."
Did you understand it upon the first reading?
Tom Berenger: "Huh-uh."
Have you seen it yet?
Tom Berenger: "No, I haven't seen it either. It'll be as big a surprise to me as it is to you, I suppose."
I saw it last night. It's pretty intense.
Tom Berenger: "I'll bet. My kind of analogy I keep saying, because I don't know what else to compare it to, which is good I guess, is not A Clockwork Orange but 2001: A Space Odyssey. The kind of, 'What was that about?' But you remember it. You don't remember the exact plot but you kind of remember images and different things."
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