Now playing in limited release and expanding nationwide this weekend is one of the best films you’re going to see this year: director Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines. The pic centers on a professional motorcycle rider turned bank robber (Ryan Gosling) and a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper). Saying more would be detrimental to your enjoyment of the film, and I would encourage you to be very careful when reading about it. Pines also stars Eva Mendes, Bruce Greenwood, Dane DeHaan, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, and Rose Byrne. For more on the film, here are images, clips, and everything we’ve previously posted on the film.
At the New York City press day, I got to speak with Mendes. We talked about how she landed her role, the way she prepared to make sure her character looked real and authentic on screen, how Cianfrance asked her to make the decision of who to cast as her on-screen mother, what’s it been like waiting for the film to come out after premiering at TIFF, and more. In addition, she also talked about who she plays in Larry David‘s Clear History. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, click here to watch my video interview with Ryan Gosling.
- What was it been like waiting for the film to come out after premiering at Toronto Film Festival
- How did Mendes prepare to make sure her character looked real and authentic on screen. Talks about how she got cast and how she was the one in charge of casting her mother.
- Talks about Larry David’s Clear History