Stephen Frears' Comedy Love19 October 2010
Stephen Frears worked on comedy movie 'Tamara Drewe' to make people laugh.
Stephen Frears' Comedy Love
Stephen Frears made 'Tamara Drewe' for people to laugh.
The British director - whose 2006 movie 'The Queen' led Dame Helen Mirren to pick up the Best Actress Oscar - wanted to make a humorous film, and found it when he read The Script for the project based on the Posy Simmonds graphic novel.
He said: "I was sent the script. But I had read it when it was in the newspapers. It made me laugh and I always thought it was sexy. I thought it was very fresh, not like any other film. And I approve of that sort of thing.
"I just wanted to make people laugh. I just want people to have as nice a time as I did.
The 69-year-old filmmaker also believes the movie - which stars Gemma Arterton as the mixed-up titular character - "nails" British characteristics with "high spirits".
He told Hollywood Chicago: "It's a sharp eye on a small part of British society. Posy Simmonds' eye is very good, it nails people. And it does it with a lot of generosity and high spirits."
'Tamara Drewe' has so far made $5.8 million worldwide.