Exclusive Interview: Forest Whitaker, Catherine O’Hara and Lauren Ambrose WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

     October 15, 2009

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Opening tomorrow is director Spike Jonze “Where the Wild Things Are”. As I’ve written a few times on the site…the movie is an honest look at what it’s like being a kid. The film isn’t a fantasy, and it isn’t trying to sugar coat what you do when you’re upset at the world. While some are clearly going to have issues with the way Spike chose to make “Where the Wild Things Are”, I was spellbound and loving his universe. Also, I loved the way he had characters not say things when other movies would have tons of exposition. Many of his choices are unorthodox, and as an avid moviegoer and a fan of his work, I think he made a great film.

Anyway, Warner Bros. held a press day for the film here in Los Angeles and after the jump you can watch my interview with Forest Whitaker, Catherine O’Hara and Lauren Ambrose. Each of them voices one of the wild things and they talk about the unusual way Spike had them rehearse and the way Spike chose to make the film. Watch the interview after the jump:

Finally, if you’d like to watch some movie clips from “Where the Wild Things Are”, click here. And when you’re watching the interview… know Lauren Ambrose’s microphone must have been set very low as her voice was barely heard on my original tape. It’s not your speakers….

Forest Whitaker, Catherine O’Hara and Lauren Ambrose

  • How do they feel about the accurate portrayal of being a kid
  • We talk about the unorthodox way they got ready to make this movie
  • How much of their character was found in the month long rehearsal process



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