The TIFF Quote Machine: Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler get close in Coriolanus
Highlights from this morning's Lightbox press conference for Ralph Fiennes' adaptation of the Shakespeare tale, starring Fiennes, Gerard Butler and Jessica Chastain.
BY: Rob Duffy
“I’d become increasingly curious about the choices directors were making. For many actors, you’re at the mercy of so many decisions, I think there’s a point where you want to be the one making the decisions.”—Ralph Fiennes on the lure of directing
“This is a warrior. I needed a warrior. Gerry came and was determined to kick my ass with knives.”—Fiennes on Gerard Butler’s intrinsic rage.
“This has been a very strange year for me. There was kind of a joke in my life called ‘the Chastain curse.’ I made 11 films in four and a half years, and for some reason they would be stalled or companies would be sold. It was a bit of a comedy. And now it’s the flip side, where they all come out within six months of each other. Tt’s really feast or famine in this business.”—Jessica Chastain on her career trajectory
“I woke up this morning and ive never felt so exhausted in my life. I thought, ‘If someone would let me die now, I would take that option.’”—Gerard Butler partied pretty hard last night
“I used to spend four months here every summer. My father had an umbrella store in the Queens Quay terminal.”—Gerard Butler on his Toronto roots.
“The fight scene with Ralph remains the closest thing to a homosexual experience I’ve ever had.”—Gerard Butler