I love going into a movie knowing as little about it as possible. All too often, I know almost everything whether it’s by covering a film for so long or the trailer spoiling every cool moment. While I understand movies cost a lot of money and the studios need to make sure people come out opening weekend, for folks like me, the people that watch too many commercials and read too many interviews, that blissful ignorance is gone. With that in mind, I want to give a big thank you to director Christopher Nolan. Because Nolan told his entire cast NOT to talk about his upcoming movie “Inception”, almost nothing has been revealed via interviews or due to random slip-ups by the cast. And that’s awesome.
Anyway, just a few hours ago, I spoke with the movie’s leading lady and “Inception” co-star Ellen Page. She told us she’s still filming the movie and implored us to not seek out any spoilers. She said, “Just don’t try and find out more. Just love it when it comes out in July. It’s going to be really cool.” She also told us that it’s a five-month shoot which is typical for a big summer movie. Read her exact quotes after the jump:
Also, if you haven’t heard anything about “Inception”, I strongly suggest watching this trailer. It’s fucking amazing but it gives nothing away about the characters or the plot. The film’s log line is “A contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind.” If that’s all I know until the film’s slated release date of July 16th, I’ll be happy.
Ellen Page: Yeah, it’s still going.
Is that a six month shoot?
Ellen: It’s about a five month shoot. We’re having a blast. We’ve shot in a lot of different places so it kind of feels like…you know you do your England leg and then your France and then we were in Morocco and now we’re in L.A. It is a blast and I’m having so much fun. Working with Chris Nolan is a dream. He’s amazing to work with and a lovely guy. There is no ego at all. He’s just a filmmaker. You know what I mean. And that is totally obvious in his films. He’s an incredible filmmaker…but working with him is such a pleasure and often me and the other cast members will reflect on just how excited we are just to be in his movie. I feel like a little kid.
Ellen: My lips are sealed.
It looked very cool.
Ellen: Just don’t try and find out more. Just love it when it comes out in July. It’s going to be really cool.