Video:Darren Aronofsky Interview - The Wrestlerwith Rebecca Murray
'The Wrestler' director Darren Aronofsky picked up the Best Feature trophy at the 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards, but prior to taking in the award show and learning of his win, Aronofsky chatted up his movie on the Spirit Awards' blue carpet.See Transcript
Transcript:Darren Aronofsky Interview - The WrestlerRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards.
Darren Aronofsky – Director of The WrestlerIs Mickey Rourke's career back for good?
Darren Aronofsky: "What do you think? He's on the cover of USA Today, cover of LA Times. I mean he's a style icon. Mickey Rourke a style icon? It's insane. So I'm excited. As a fan of Mickey's I can't wait to see what other filmmakers do with him and what they turn him into."
Do you think he'd be good for Iron Man?
Darren Aronofsky: "I think he'd be great. Favreau's a great director. It would be great to see him and Robert Downey Jr duke it out because two of the best actors in the world acting together would be a thrill to see. But, who knows?"
Why do you think audiences have really caught on to The Wrestler?
Darren Aronofsky: "I wish they'd caught on a little more so hopefully this will get them out there. You know, what's most interesting is how many women have come up to me and said, 'I don't give a whatever the word is about this sport and then suddenly I actually really care about it and I care about this guy.' I think Mickey is just amazing at pulling people in. the emotional story between Mickey and his daughter, played by Evan Rachel Wood, is a lot of people who have parent issues – which a lot of us do – are really connecting to it. It's a very unique kind of romance between Mickey and Marisa Tomei . She's just brilliant in the film and beautiful to look at. So I think there's a lot of different things going on. There's a lot of humor and then there's a lot of action and violence, and then there's a lot of sadness. So I guess it's working for people."
Who do you hope to work with in the future?
Darren Aronofsky: "Like an actor? There's so many. I'm fans of so many actors. I'm really bad when it comes to name games. I can barely remember the name of my uncles and aunts."
Would you ever do any comedies?
Darren Aronofsky: "Absolutely. I started in comedy and The Wrestler's the first film that actually has a lot of comedy in it. Watching it with an audience it's just been a thrill to see people laughing, you know? It's a lot of fun to do that."
Any Robocop news?
Darren Aronofsky: "Nothing to say yet."
Is the script done?
Darren Aronofsky: "Nope. The script's not done."
And no casting?
Darren Aronofsky: "No, no. Way premature."