Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman – Exclusive Video Interviews

     October 7, 2007

Just like most of you, I’m a huge fan of Wes Anderson. And even though all of his films might not be perfect, I can find something to love in all of them. And if you’re one of the few whosenot familiar with Wes Anderson… he made “Rushmore,” “Bottle Rocket,” “The Life Aquatic” and “The Royal Tenenbaums.”

His recent film, “The Darjeeling Limited,” is absolutely a return to form and another great film in a spectacular year of movies.

The movie is about three American brothers (played by Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman) who have not spoken to each other in a year. They set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other — to become brothers again like they used to be. Their “spiritual quest”, however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins.

Anyway, to help promote the movie I recently got to sit down with two of the stars of the film – Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody. And just like Wes, I’m a huge fan of both of these actors and getting to speak to them was a real thrill.

As usual, I’ve listed some of what we talked about above the interview clip so you can decide if you want to watch it.

I was also able to participate in roundtable interviews with both Adrien and Jason after I did the video interviews. So if you’d like to listen to Jason Schwartzman or Adrien Brody talk more on the film, just click on their names for the MP3.

Finally, if you missed the interview with Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, you can read it here.

“The Darjeeling Limited” is currently playing in limited release and it’ll be expanding to more theaters next weekend.

Adrien Brody

  • What brings him to a project

  • Working with Wes – what was that like

  • Filming in India

  • The wardrobe and makeup. Did he do it all himself?

  • He talks about The Brothers Bloom and the experience of making it

  • He then talks about his character in the film

Jason Schwartzman

  • I ask him about writing the film in Paris and what that was like
  • How did the short film Hotel Chevalier originate? He talks about the process of making it and how it’s important to watch
  • He plays Ringo Star in the upcoming movie Walk Hard and I ask what that was like.
  • What he’s working on next. He talks about Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Marc Pease Experience as well as Coconut Records -which is an album of music he wrote.

For more on “The Darjeeling Limited,” you can watch some movie clips by clicking here.

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