From director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen), the indie thriller Plush (now available on DVD) tells the story of Hayley (Emily Browning), a singer in the rock band Plush, who just lost her bandmate and brother (Thomas Dekker) to a drug overdose. Finding new hope and friendship in Enzo (Xavier Samuel), the band’s replacement guitarist, she is inspired to reach new creative heights, but that soon crosses the line, putting her marriage and family in jeopardy and sending her down a path darker than she ever could have imagined.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke talked about all of the different ideas and themes she was looking to explore with this film, why she became fascinated with the backstage life of rock stars, the challenge of finding a leading lady to pull off such a complex role, how she got the original songs for the film, and how surprised she was that audiences were shocked by the extent of the sexuality in the story. She also talked about the new MTV pilot that she is directing and executive producing with Blumhouse Productions, called Eye Candy, which is inspired by the R.L. Stine novel and starring Victoria Justice. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.