Opening this Friday is Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut “Whip It”. The film’s a coming of age story set against the world of roller derby that stars Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Landon Pigg, Eve, Marcia Gay Harden, Daniel Stern and Alia Shawkat. So to help promote the film, I had the chance to interview most of the cast at the Toronto Film Festival and you can watch my interview with Juliette Lewis after the jump. In the film, Juliette plays Iron Maven, the leader of a rival roller derby squad.
Anyway, while some interviews just focus on the film at hand, the one you’re about to watch is a good one. That’s because for days leading up to this interview I had barely slept and Juliette and I spent the first few minutes talking about how that changes you. Of course we also talked about the movie and how she has a few other films coming up, so if you’re curious where Juliette’s been for the last few years, this interview will answer your questions. Take a look:
- A crazy beginning. We talk about how we could be twins and what happens when you haven’t slept…
- Why did she do the film – she talks about why she did it and her character
- She talks about why she took 5 years off from making movies and what she has coming up