Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher from 'The Great Gatsby' discuss working on the movie in an interview. They talk about using the original novel as inspiration and working with director Bax Luhrmann and producer Catherine Martin.
'You have to go back [to the book] because it's where it is for a reason and you want to honour and respect Fitzgerald', says Isla, before Joel adds, 'There are clues for your character in there.' Isla describes Baz as 'larger than life, like his movies'. 'He's impeccably dressed, he's grammatically correct at all times, he's from another world', she says before wondering aloud if he is really magical. Joel chirps in, 'You also have to include Catherine Martin in that equation because she's the clothes on the mannequin. together they're like nuclear fusion.'
The Great Gatsby Interview - Part 2
Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher continue their interview about their new movie, Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'. They discuss why Leonardo DiCaprio makes such a good Gatsby and Joel talks about his character Tom Buchanan.
'Tom has a lot of money and Tom has an opinion on everything and an arrogance and an air to him that was so interesting to me', Joel says before adding, 'If I don't watch out I'll just play nice people, decent people that toe very strict moral lines and so it was great to put all that aside for a moment.' They both praise Leonardo's performance as Gatsby. 'He's so colourful in his emotional range and we see and feel everything he is feeling', says Isla. 'He's very open and available and looks great and as a movie star he's the perfect person to play Gatsby', Joel adds.
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