From writer/director Richard Linklater, the indie drama Boyhood is a very unique and special project, in that it was filmed over 12 years with the same cast. As you watch Mason (Ellar Coltrane) grow up, from age 6 to age 18, you will see him navigate all aspects of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations, and all of the moments in between. The film also stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, as Mason’s parents, and Lorelei Linklater, as his sister Samantha.
At the film’s press day, actress Patricia Arquette spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about the enormity of this project, why this film was such a huge priority for her, over the years, how powerful and moving it was to see the final film put together, how exciting it was to follow this character through so many ups and downs, that there were only tiny bits and pieces that got cut, and why the love of this family was so important to her. She also talked about what drew her to her next project, as the lead on the new CBS television spin-off, CSI: Cyber. Check out what she had to say after the jump.