Back in the late 1950s, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) hit it big when his paintings of waifs with big eyes earned a huge following, allowing him to commercialize the artwork and amass a fortune. But little did the public know, Walter Keane wasn’t the one responsible for creating the enigmatic and somewhat haunting images of doe-eyed children; it was actually his wife Margaret (Amy Adams). According to Big Eyes co-scribe Scott Alexander, “If it weren’t true, I wouldn’t believe it.” And he’s right. Just wait until you see what happens in the film, and particularly the epic courtroom scene.
With the big screen rendition of Margaret Keane’s story now playing in theaters, I got the opportunity to sit down with director Tim Burton and cast members Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jason Schwartzman and Krysten Ritter to talk about their experience making the film. The group touched on what drew them to the project, their appreciation for Burton’s work, how they prepped for their roles, the unique color palette of the film and more. Check it all out in the video interview after the jump.
We’ve got the supercut of all the Big Eyes interviews below, but if you’d like to hear even more about the film, click here to check out the full interview with Adams and here for the full interview with Burton. We’ve also got the complete chats with Waltz, Huston, Schwartzman and Ritter coming soon.