Never in my life would I have guessed I’d be able to teach someone as accomplished as Kevin Kline about anything at all, but it turns out, he doesn’t know all that much about motion capture. However, that’s only one thing compared to the wealth of memories, techniques and industry insight he had to share with me during our interview for his upcoming film, My Old Lady. Kline leads the big screen adaptation of Israel Horovitz’s play as Mathias, a man who travels to Paris to cash in his inheritance, a high value apartment. Trouble is, it’s a “viager,” so he won’t actually own the place until the current tenant, Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), passes away. Until then, he actually has to pay her a fee according to the unusual French system.
In addition to discussing his experience making My Old Lady and breaking down the motion capture technique, we also talked about the challenges of playing Errol Flynn in The Last of Robin Hood and when he’ll begin shooting Jonathan Demme’s Ricki and the Flash. Hit the jump to check it all out.