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Inside Cloud Atlas – Ben Whishaw and James D’Arcy
Ross McD interviewed the cast and crew of Cloud Atlas at a round table press junket in LA. In part two he meets stars Ben Whishaw and James D’Arcy…
More seriousness here as Ben Whishaw and James D’Arcy enter looking quiet and poised. Among the many characters they play in the film, the most prominent are gay lovers in 1930s Scotland, and a handsome couple they make too. Robust Italian Journalist is first off the mark with a lightning quick rambling monologue that would make his national stereotype proud, before finally settling on a question: ‘How did they sell the film to you?’
‘Well there’s the book, that was a pretty good starting place,’ offers James. ‘Then there were the films that Tom and Andy and Lana have already made, so you know you’re working with amazing filmmakers; then there’s the cast which is sensational; then there’s the script which is the best thing you’ve ever read – there’s nothing to sell after that.’
‘It was great, amazing once in a lifetime stuff,’ he continued. ‘I don’t want to speak for everybody, but it felt like everybody kind of knew it? Like something really unique was being attempted here and it was taking a very big swing… and it could fail!
‘Everyone knew that this just might not work.’
Having been released in the States last October, Cloud Atlas has earned itself one of those Marmite reputations: reviewers either loved it or hated it
Among the film’s startling achievements is its costume and make-up, where I guarantee you will not recognize at least some of the actors in their recurring roles.
‘I liked being the woman,’ Ben gently offers. ‘It completely didn’t look like me at all, but the point I think we these multiple roles is that you have to see a little of who is underneath, otherwise it is not fun and there’s no point.’
The fact that such an epic is not guaranteed to make money still has the room fascinated, and James has a theory on the backers’ unease.
‘There’s no sequel to Cloud Atlas, you couldn’t make one,’ he claimed. ‘So that makes it a very risky proposition for any financier.’
‘They could do a prequel though, couldn’t they?’ Ben interjects, looking thoughtful. ‘We could find out who the soul was before it was Adam Ewing and go backwards…. God that would be really good actually…’
‘Well we had an idea that if you did do a sequel you would take all the smaller characters and they would become the leads, the lead characters would become the supporting roles…’ James looks both inspired to the door.
‘ANDY? LANA? TOM?’
Time is running out, so again it’s time to get to the important question: ‘How do you rate each other as kissers?’ the Irish journalist asks.
‘Very good, Ben is a lovely kisser,’ James smirks.
‘We didn’t really have a long lingering kiss,’ Ben recalls looking into the distance and sounding a little too rueful. ‘It was more a big smack on the lips, wasn’t it?’
‘Very nice,’ James chimes in.