Scarlett Johansson opens up on ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and the ‘loneliness' of single parenthood
As Scarlett Johansson prepared for "Jojo Rabbit" and Netflix's "Marriage Story," she was mid-divorce. Now, she opens up about her next chapter.It’s an unmooring Scarlett Johansson explores in two films this fall that bookend a century: First, in WWII satire “Jojo Rabbit”, she plays Rosie, a German mother worrying about her 10-year-old zealot whose imaginary friend is, yes, Hitler (Taika Waititi of "Thor: Ragnarok," who also directs). Then Johansson debuts Netflix’s “Marriage Story” (in theaters Nov. 6 in New York and Los Angeles, streaming Dec.
"I had no real interest in writing an authentic portrayal , or even when I played him, I had no interest in actually putting in the effort or putting in the research, because I just Maybe it' s just too colorful for him." Taika Waititi has one career Oscar nominations for his short film, Two Cars, One Night.
TAIKA WAITITI That version of Hitler that I wrote shares nothing with the real guy other than that mustache, because he is conjured from the mind of a 10-year-old, so he can only know what a 10-year-old knows. I had no interest in writing an authentic portrayal , even though I played him, too.
"I don't really know how to make a straight drama," Taika Waititi told The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Roundtable. "I'm not sure I'm capable of that."
The writer-director of Jojo Rabbit said of his personal creative style, "I add in things that makes [the story] more interesting to myself, and sensibilities that are specific to how I tell stories, which is humor, fantastical elements, little passing moments, and just imaginary characters."
Adolf Hitler's Birthplace Will Become Police Station, Keeping Building From Falling Into Neo-Nazi Hands
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Taika Waititi has said that he felt “embarrassed” to portray Adolf Hitler in his new film Jojo Rabbit. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi added that he had “ no real interest in writing an authentic portrayal [ of Hitler ],” adding: I had no interest in actually putting in the effort or putting in
When his grandmother (Mavis Paenga) suddenly has to leave for a funeral across the country and leaves him in charge for a week, no one is more Their differences are brought out in other ways, as in a scene where we find that Rocky regularly spends time at his mother' s grave, openly missing what
Jojo Rabbit follows a young boy in the equivalent of the Hitler youth and his imaginary friend, Hitler, played by Waititi himself. "That vision of Hitler that I wrote shares nothing with the real guy other than that mustache, really. He is conjured from the mind of a 10-year-old, so he can only know what a 10-year-old knows," Waititi told the Roundtable.
"I had no real interest in writing an authentic portrayal, or even when I played him, I had no interest in actually putting in the effort or putting in the research, because I just didn't think he deserved it."
Fact-checking 'The Irishman': Here's why the film's portrayal of Jimmy Hoffa's death is controversial
Martin Scorsese's Netflix epic 'The Irishman' has experts on the unsolved mystery of Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance questioning the film's accuracy.As a movie, "The Irishman" is earning spectacular reviews, especially for director Martin's Scorsese's meditation on mortality, Robert De Niro's enigmatic portrayal of a hit man and Al Pacino's dynamic performance as Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.
Taika Waititi still making stop-motion movie about Michael Jackson' s pet monkey; also in talks for Akira. Contributed by. Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures. "I'm guessing fans of Hitler won't be happy," Waititi joked. "It' s not very respectful to him. It' s not an authentic portrayal , because he' s an
It was the rawest and most authentic portrayal of active addiction and alcoholism I’ve ever seen and brought me back vividly to my own terrifying experience and the enormous relief of finding a way out. It’ s almost incomprehensible to see your kid spiralling out of control and having no recourse.”
Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok, commented on Martin Scorsese's recent criticism of Marvel films, saying, "I know how much work goes into breaking stories for those films, and how much work goes into shooting and the post-production, and basically, it's all based on story for that studio."
"At the end of the day, whatever's in that rectangle, if it's affecting people emotionally, it doesn't matter if it's too colorful. Maybe it's just too colorful for him." Taika Waititi has one career Oscar nominations for his short film, Two Cars, One Night.
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'Home Alone' reboot confirmed with 'Jojo Rabbit' star Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney .
'Home Alone' reboot confirmed with 'Jojo Rabbit' star Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper and Rob DelaneyArchie Yates, the breakout star of Taika Waititi's WWII satire Jojo Rabbit, will play the lead role, though the movie won't follow the same story as the family classic.