Emily Mortimer Talks HUGO and Aaron Sorkin’s New HBO Series MORE AS THIS STORY DEVELOPS

     November 24, 2011

Emily Mortimer HUGO and MORE AS THIS STORY DEVELOPS interview slice

Opening this week is Martin Scorsese‘s first 3D film, Hugo.  Based on Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the film stars Asa Butterfield as a young boy secretly living in a train station in 1931 Paris.  As he attempts to piece together a puzzle that he’d been working on with his father, the results transform not only Hugo, but everyone he comes in contact with.  The impressive cast also includes Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. You can watch a trailer here.

During my interview with Mortimer, she talked about how she got involved with the project and getting to work for Scorsese for the second time, working in the 3D format, and what it was like to work with Sacha Baron Cohen (most of her scenes are with the gifted comedian).  In addition, with Mortimer working on Aaron Sorkin‘s new HBO show More As This Story Develops, we talked about who she plays and if she’s ready for the many tracking shots and “walk-and-talks” that Sorkin is known for.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, if you plan on seeing Hugo, make sure to see it in 3D.  It’s definitely one of the best live-action 3D movies I’ve ever seen.  Scorsese once again proves he’s a master no matter the dimension.  And if you missed them, here’s my video interview with Sir Ben Kingsley, Chloe Moretz, and Matt’s review of the film.

Emily Mortimer

  • What’s her karaoke song
  • How did she get involved in working on Hugo and since it’s her second time working with Scorsese, did he just call her up
  • What was it like on set this time as this was Scorsese’s first time using 3D cameras
  • Most of her scenes are with Sacha Baron Cohen.  What was he like to work with off camera
  • She talks about who she plays in Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show alongside Jeff Daniels
  • Is she getting ready for the long tracking shots down corridors


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