Now playing in theaters is director Joe Wright’s adaptation of the classic Leo Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina. The film takes place in late 19th century Russian society and stars Keira Knightley as an adulterer who questions her happiness. In true Wright fashion, this isn’t exactly a straightforward adaptation; the director has set much of the film in a lush theater that uses over 100 interconnected sets to allow the action to move fluidly through a door and into a separate setting entirely. The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Olivia Williams. For more on Anna Karenina, here’s Matt’s review, five clips, and all our previous coverage.
At the press day, I spoke to Aaron Johnson. We talked about how he prepared for the role, when he found out Joe Wright was changing the way he wanted to tell the story and why, and more. In addition, we also talked about the Kick-Ass sequel. Hit the jump to watch.
- Talks about how he found out that Joe Wright was changing the way he wanted to tell the story. Also talks about why he decided to change it
- What was it like preparing for the role and performing it on set
- Talks about Kick-Ass 2