Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman Talk BIG EYES, The Casting Process, Working with Tim Burton, Marvel’s A.K.A. JESSICA JONES and More

     December 28, 2014


Big Eyes is very much about Walter and Margaret Keane (Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams) and what happens when he decides to claim her artwork as his own, but as is the case with many Tim Burton films, there are a number of supporting cast members who make quite the impression, like Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman.  Ritter steps in as DeeAnn, Margaret’s good friend who watches her suspect relationship with Walter progress and isn’t happy about it while Schwartzman takes on the role of Ruben, a gallery owner who won’t give Walter’s work the time of day and then is rather resentful when the saucer-eyed waifs become a big hit.

Prior to Big Eyes’ December 25th limited release, I got the opportunity to sit down with Ritter and Schwartzman to talk about their favorite Tim Burton characters and lines of dialogue, what it was like meeting him for the first time, their first impression of the Big Eyes script, Ritter’s casting in Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones and more.  Catch it all in my video interview after the jump.

Krysten Ritter & Jason Schwartzman:

  • Their favorite Tim Burton character or line of dialogue.
  • How do you get cast in a Tim Burton movie?  What’s the audition process like?
  • On the importance of a good casting director.
  • What it was like meeting Burton for the first time.
  • Schwartzman’s first impression of the script; learning about the true story.
  • Ritter on playing the only character who says what the audience is thinking.
  • Ritter on getting cast in Jessica Jones; how she celebrated after locking the role.


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