Asa Butterfield Talks HUGO and ENDER’S GAME

     November 25, 2011

Asa Butterfield HUGO and ENDERS GAME interview slice

Opening this week is Martin Scorsese‘s first 3D film, Hugo.  Based on Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the film stars Asa Butterfield as a young boy secretly living in a train station in 1931 Paris.  As he attempts to piece together a puzzle that he’d been working on with his father, the results transform not only Hugo, but everyone he comes in contact with.  The impressive cast also includes Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. You can watch a trailer here.

During my interview with Butterfield, he talked about getting the role in Hugo, working with Scorsese, shooting with the 3D cameras, the incredible sets, karaoke, video games, his reaction to the finished film, and reveals a very funny prank that he did on set.  In addition, with Butterfield rumored to be the lead in director Gavin Hood‘s Ender’s Game, he talked about what appeals to him about the project.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, if you plan on seeing Hugo, make sure to see it in 3D.  It’s definitely one of the best live-action 3D movies I’ve ever seen.  Scorsese once again proves he’s a master no matter the dimension.  And if you missed them, here’s my video interview with Sir Ben Kingsley, Chloe Moretz, Emily Mortimer, and Matt’s review of the film.

Asa Butterfield

  • What’s his karaoke song
  • What’s the last video game he’s played. Also talks about playing online.
  • Did he do any pranks on set. Reveals what he did. It’s a funny one.
  • Talks about getting the role in Hugo and working with Martin Scorsese
  • What was his reaction to seeing the finished film
  • What was it like working with the 3D cameras
  • Talks about the incredible sets
  • Enders Game talk.  Confirms he’s auditioned for the movie and reveals what’s appealing about the project. Ender’s Game is set for release March 15, 2013.


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