Teresa Palmer and Freida Pinto on ‘Knight of Cups’ and the Process of Working with Terrence Malick

     March 5, 2016

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Now playing in theaters is the latest Terrence Malick film, Knight of Cups. The story follows a writer named Rick (Christian Bale) on a journey through Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he searches for love and a sense of self. Along the way, he grapples over his relationship with his father (Brian Dennehy), brother (Wes Bentley), and six tempting women: the rebellious Della (Imogen Poots); Elizabeth, a woman he wronged in the past (Natalie Portman); Karen, a spirited and playful stripper (Teresa Palmer); his physician ex-wife, Nancy (Cate Blanchett); a serene model named Helen (Freida Pinto); and the innocent Isabel (Isabel Lucas). For more on the film, watch the trailer.

The other day I sat down with Teresa Palmer and Freida Pinto for an exclusive video interview. They talked about the unique way Malick likes to work, how you never know how much of your performance will be in the finished film, what it’s like to prepare for the role when you don’t know what you’ll film, and Palmer talks about working for Mel Gibson on Hacksaw Ridge and Pinto talks about Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins. Check out what they had to say below.


Teresa Palmer and Freida Pinto:

  • How were they sold on being part of the project?
  • How Pinto’s character kept changing.
  • How do you prepare for the role when you don’t know what will happen during filming?
  • The way Malick will place the camera anywhere in a scene.
  • Palmer talks about working for Mel Gibson on Hacksaw Ridge and Pinto talks about Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins.

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