Woody Allen’s filming a newie. Surprise! About young love. More surprise.
Woody: “No title yet. If it comes out good, it’s an aggressive title, maybe ‘Poets of New York.’ If it’s not good, it gets a quiet nothing title like ‘Rain in the City.’ “While you’re shooting you can’t tell if it’s a winner. Every day you see dailies. Looks good. But strung all together, after sitting through 20 scenes, it’s sometimes not so charming. That’s why trailers always look perfect.”
TORONTO — Equals, the sci-fi romance starring Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart that recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, reportedly sparked a major bidding war among possible distributors — and it’s easy to understand why.
You constantly shift in the movie between being “on” and “off.” Was it difficult to switch back and forth between those two feelings?
It just became the most bleak, awful…It’s so sad. I’m the only person in the movie who’s switched on the whole time so even though in the beginning, we’re seemingly off, the overtly emotional displays and the more raw scenes felt amazing to do and more natural and more familiar. What was really painful was not feeling. What was truly really exhausting was to just be dead.