Video Exclusive: Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks on W.

The pair on bringing to screen George Bush and his First Lady Laura.

by | November 7, 2008 | Comments

With Tuesday’s emotional events resulting in a new President Elect in Barack Obama, it’d be easy to forget that he’ll have to wait until January 20th to be sworn in and that there’s still another guy in the hot seat in the interim. Oliver Stone is one filmmaker keen to keep that guy to the front of people’s minds for the time being. Starring Josh Brolin as the titular leader, Stone’s W. – pronounced, naturally, “dubya” – is an intriguing look at the life and times of one of history’s most derided Presidents and one of the world’s most recognisable men.

RT sat down with Brolin and his on-screen First Lady Elizabeth Banks to learn more about the film, find out what it’s like to play a world leader and what Banks thinks of shifting between the directing styles of Stone and, in the upcoming Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Kevin Smith.

For those who aren’t quite so inclined to enjoy a spot of video, here are some of the highlights.

Josh Brolin – On working with Oliver Stone:
Oliver is just fascinated by what makes people tick and so am I. I love being around him because he searches through everything and swims through possibility. He and I both feel that there’s not a perfect take so we kept on trying to mix it up and you work on putting it together in the editing room.

Elizabeth Banks – On switching from Kevin Smith to Oliver Stone:
I was eased into [working with] Oliver because Kevin runs a very calm, relaxed set and Oliver’s sets are very frantic and fast. His mind’s going a thousand miles a minute and you have to be prepared – you really can’t come without knowing everything you need for that day.

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W. is out now in the US and opens in the UK on November 7th.

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