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.

Image Gallery for W.

W.
W.

W.
W.

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

Tag Cloud

ITV Cartoon Network 2016 TCA 2017 Comic Book 24 frames dramedy BBC America HBO CNN cooking FX Horror MSNBC Nickelodeon Fantasy Trivia GoT singing competition PBS Spring TV Lionsgate BET SDCC TLC psycho harry potter historical drama Showtime based on movie composers FXX CBS Infographic Biopics Comedy Sneak Peek FOX GIFs cops BBC aliens Video Games sports TIFF VICE Star Wars Winners Countdown ESPN Photos Winter TV TruTV VH1 sitcom TV boxoffice MTV travel Pop LGBTQ Netflix Hulu TCM Emmys Fall TV Logo CMT Musical supernatural biography zombie Fox News Starz Writers Guild of America Awards APB Disney Year in Review science fiction Cosplay SundanceTV crime thriller Marathons Watching Series Amazon Country Lifetime Extras Trailer serial killer NBC crime drama diversity Star Trek Martial Arts American Society of Cinematographers TV Land discovery Superheroes Syfy politics period drama A&E Food Network Sci-Fi ABC IFC Rocky DC Comics Mystery Election Character Guide crime GLAAD thriller ABC Family First Look adventure Thanksgiving Action Super Bowl USA comiccon Bravo Nat Geo Drama Music WGN Oscars Holidays Rom-Com Masterpiece President CBS All Access The Arrangement E! Universal Animation Tomatazos OWN Summer war Rock Nominations Premiere Dates vampires Calendar AMC Interview Schedule Box Office 2017 TBS Set visit Reality docudrama Kids & Family Marvel X-Men Toys The CW TCA History RT History El Rey Certified Fresh Opinion Podcast DirecTV Sundance Mary Tyler Moore Pirates NYCC Teen Freeform Adult Swim Grammys Disney Channel PaleyFest 2015 technology Best and Worst Polls and Games Esquire Reality Competition Musicals Dark Horse Comics Crackle police drama Tumblr 007 TNT Ghostbusters Comedy Central Red Carpet cinemax Valentine's Day social media