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Tom is just wonderful. He’s got a period face. He was wonderful in Thor, as well. [Laughs.] He’s just very alive and sexy and passionate. He’s very bright, really smart and really easygoing. We had a really easy rapport. We just clicked.
[Colin Farrell] is at the top of my list. Well, for one, he’s alive (giggles). He has it, and it starts with his eyes. They go right through you. From the minute I met him, I thought he’s going to have a long career. There’s something very genuine about him, and very giving, and very supportive. It was a wonderful experience working with him.
He’s brilliant, I’m such a big fan of his work — from Romper Stomper to everything he’s done since. Russell’s a phenomenal talent and a really, really bright man, and he doesn’t suffer fools. He’s tough, man.
I observed her during the first week and I could see how precise she was. She is very, very precise. I was thinking that she knew exactly which profile she should give to the camera and which look she should give at this precise moment. We can see that she has a lot of experience and she knows how to work precisely with the camera.
Very nice. She’s a very pretty lady and very cheerful and very nice in real life. And on set she has this kind of Asian way of working, you know, very concentrated all the time, very serious, and she is not that talkative. But this was very helpful for me. And also she’s very generous. She gives a lot to her partners during the scene and this is nice also for a young actor like me. It was a very nice experience.
Gaspard Ulliel on working with his Hannibal Rising co-star, Gong-Li. [x]
Michael Mann gave me a copy of Raise The Red Lantern and I was blown away by it. But Michael had wanted to work with her for a long time and it was just obvious from the reading that even though her English wasn’t very good she hit the books hard four months before filming. She had just such an enigmatic character and presence about her. She was so wonderful and so honest that it was obvious from the first meeting in Michael’s production office that she was getting the part. I actually got a bit nervous about working with her.
The first time I met Colin was in Michael Mann’s office. We met for the first time and got to know each other. He’s a very good man and we had a very good working relationship together. As for a lot of the most important scenes between our characters, Michael [Mann] put them deliberately towards the end of the shooting schedule so that by that point we’d been able to build up quite a good relationship over the course of eight months.
Colin and I really didn’t cross paths too much. I literally saw him twice. We don’t have any scenes together. We literally just crossed paths, and I had a few nice conversations with him. He’s a good guy. As to what he’s going through now I haven’t spoken with him in more than a year, but I wish him all the best.
Colin Farrell is great. Don’t believe all of the hype. He is at my crib kicking it. That’s where he was anyway. All the rehab stuff is (false). They have done so much to this guy. I just really want to protect people like that. But sometimes they are after him because he is such a nice guy, he is so fun loving and loves the world.
He (Colin Farrell) is so close to his mom, sisters, parents—he is like a little boy. I think that’s what the girls like about him. How he treats his family.