One of my favorite films this year has been Lady Bird. The film has really touched a lot of people and it’s a perfect coming of age story.
I was invited to a rare q and a for the film with director Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan moderated by Bradley Cooper.
I guess Bradley was a big fan of the film and was showing up to support the project.
It was a good q and a, you can tell how much Saoirse Ronan and Greta love this movie.
“I love to just let my characters talk and then I just take this out and deleted that.” Said Greta Gerwig, “The original script was over 250 pages and really boring.” Greta laughed at that being that the film has been so heralded.
Everyone really wants to head to Sacramento now after seeing the film. “It’s the city of trees. It has more trees than Paris!” exclaimed Greta. It was marveled about how during the film the city was so lovingly portrayed and seemingly more interesting than even New York which shows up at the end of the film.
The film has an amazing mother and daughter relationship that is very universal. “I had a lot of fun, and probably the most fun I’ve had on the job. Even though there’s a lot of lines but it was the more fun scenes I’ve gotten to do.” Said Saoirse Ronan.
“The cast that Greta got was incredible.” added Saoirse Ronan.
There was a quick rehearsal process and there were hangout sessions with the cast so that everyone would feel comfortable with each other. “I never want rehearsals to be where I ‘set it’ I want it to be free.” added Greta Gerwig.
At the end of the panel Saoirse Ronan came over and did a couple photos and signed. I did get her on my cast poster for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Bradley Cooper and Greta Gerwig bolted and didn’t hang out at all.
Still, I’m glad I got the one!
Until next time kids…
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