One of the many things I love about Sundance is how interviews are run. Unlike interviews in Los Angeles, which can have many people following a big star around, when you speak to almost any celebrity in Park City, they are almost always alone and willing to do just about anything to promote their movie. It’s a great atmosphere.
So when I got to participate in a roundtable interview with Ben Affleck and Rosemarie DeWitt for John Wells directorial debut The Company Men here at Sundance, I asked the two stars if they’d mind if I used my HD camera. To my surprise, they had no problems with it. So instead of having to transcribe the conversation, after the jump you can watch it!
Again, in L.A., this would have NEVER happened.
During the interview they talked about the movie, jobs they’ve lost, the indie scene in Hollywood, filming in Boston, their next projects like Earthbound and The Town, and Affleck talked about his new production company with Matt Damon and his Africa documentary. It’s a great interview so take a look:
If you missed my previous coverage of The Company Men, I suggest reading this article first. As always, I’ve listed what we talked about above the interview. If you’re a fan of Good Will Hunting and are waiting for Damon and Affleck to work together again…make sure to watch the 12 minute mark.
*NOTE* I did the best I could with the audio in this interview. Since I couldn’t move the microphone around when people were asking questions, you might have a hard time hearing some. The camera set up was very last minute. Again, I did the best I could.
Ben Affleck and Rosemarie DeWitt
- They talk about jobs they’ve lost
- How not as many films like this are made
- The amount of indie companies that are gone in Hollywood
- How did Ben prepare for the film since it takes place in Boston and he’s from Boston
- State of Play talk
- Earthbound talk
- Mad Men talk
- 10:30 – Ben talks about his next movie The Town
- 12:06 – What’s up with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck working together again
- Affleck says they are setting up a production company together but it’s not finalized yet
- 12:40 – Affleck talks about his Africa documentary
- Talks about playing a married couple