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

Tag Cloud

Crunchyroll Super Bowl blaxploitation Amazon National Geographic VH1 anthology ghosts Musical animated Ovation Brie Larson binge BET hist cults MCU Comics on TV Creative Arts Emmys The CW Superheroe Food Network RT21 Dark Horse Comics facebook Stephen King 2017 Amazon Studios Turner Classic Movies dragons Marvel Studios cancelled spider-man Pop USA films Sundance TV cancelled TV shows supernatural kids boxoffice Rocky laika El Rey Reality Competition Trivia sitcom Ellie Kemper dramedy AMC IFC Mary Tyler Moore finale Interview Winter TV festivals TLC Holidays mission: impossible MTV Marvel Bravo doctor who Thanksgiving Character Guide Mary Poppins Returns zombie Rock Mary poppins TCM GIFs Animation Marathons stoner theme song DGA best all-time MSNBC miniseries canceled TV shows TV New York Comic Con Sony Pictures TNT Sundance TCA Winter 2020 TCA Awards sag awards Black History Month screenings Universal 20th Century Fox harry potter TruTV concert children's TV what to watch WGN See It Skip It cops Sundance Now 2019 cartoon green book Premiere Dates Family Awards Tour Music LGBT Martial Arts transformers Television Critics Association Schedule docudrama LGBTQ San Diego Comic-Con Spike political drama reviews Starz game of thrones TCA 2017 E! Peacock reboot crime drama Acorn TV Ghostbusters YouTube Red Trailer Hear Us Out psycho ABC Family Showtime The Walking Dead Horror asian-american American Society of Cinematographers Elton John Opinion 2015 Crackle psychological thriller FX on Hulu Video Games historical drama FXX rotten zombies Pop TV Watching Series Hallmark Masterpiece spy thriller Nickelodeon Classic Film rotten movies we love Musicals Black Mirror Emmys cancelled television 71st Emmy Awards TV renewals christmas movies HBO Go Comic Book Television Academy hispanic parents Valentine's Day SundanceTV Chilling Adventures of Sabrina documentary Paramount Network indiana jones talk show foreign travel History elevated horror YA spain Superheroes Marvel Television Columbia Pictures science fiction revenge Box Office comiccon 4/20 Fantasy directors breaking bad social media die hard YouTube Premium versus game show child's play Set visit zero dark thirty richard e. Grant sequel Action crossover quibi romance cinemax A&E Disney robots Pet Sematary YouTube toy story Chernobyl cars Spring TV a nightmare on elm street disaster Western The Arrangement television dceu spinoff Britbox VICE Nominations E3 72 Emmy Awards SXSW President 2020 witnail 2016 based on movie BAFTA Podcast golden globes 45 IFC Films Discovery Channel video on demand crime thriller series south america joker Teen Hulu TBS Grammys Drama FX Travel Channel singing competition Heroines Trophy Talk Tubi Fox News NBC cooking Warner Bros. GLAAD Shudder cats anime Fall TV Captain marvel tv talk Song of Ice and Fire DirecTV Tumblr werewolf aliens Arrowverse streaming Paramount BBC One First Reviews Comedy Apple TV+ Cartoon Network thriller ABC PlayStation Syfy obituary Rocketman CNN sports canceled Infographic emmy awards Lifetime First Look franchise Calendar Academy Awards crime award winner video medical drama RT History Awards Endgame HBO Max OneApp FOX Summer Binge Guide Logo Freeform DC streaming service TCA spanish language Nat Geo Walt Disney Pictures halloween stand-up comedy cancelled TV series indie dark period drama 24 frames BET Awards OWN DC Comics Sneak Peek Holiday police drama serial killer Lionsgate BBC America Biopics scary movies Mindy Kaling space Vudu movie Star Wars CMT vampires mockumentary strong female leads Photos Disney+ Disney Plus adaptation Esquire ratings Adult Swim slashers war Pride Month HBO CBS All Access mutant Cosplay Reality DC Universe Country Cannes Epix The Purge true crime screen actors guild The Witch USA Network classics PBS Quiz satire A24 blockbuster superhero Extras Shondaland independent APB comedies teaser comic WarnerMedia Mudbound Toys Lifetime Christmas movies Tomatazos latino criterion PaleyFest Hallmark Christmas movies natural history Oscars Film Festival VOD Year in Review CBS universal monsters politics ITV Disney Channel documentaries SDCC Apple TV Plus Anna Paquin Election chucky Winners BBC Pixar technology diversity name the review Amazon Prime Video 2018 Baby Yoda Avengers 007 hollywood Apple Women's History Month TV Land Spectrum Originals composers TIFF comics critics discovery Countdown casting adventure Disney Plus Rom-Com nbcuniversal GoT Writers Guild of America Mystery nature Red Carpet Pirates unscripted free movies Kids & Family twilight Star Trek Christmas dc romantic comedy NYCC Amazon Prime Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt jamie lee curtis Polls and Games Disney streaming service movies stop motion Film Emmy Nominations book Comedy Central Netflix Christmas movies fast and furious justice league sequels X-Men ESPN CW Seed Netflix Sci-Fi batman Tarantino worst Lucasfilm Certified Fresh renewed TV shows dogs Turner Best and Worst biography Funimation news 21st Century Fox