Disclosure: I was given an all-expense paid trip to the LA area by Disney in exchange for sharing my experience with all of you! ALL opinions shared are my own.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you my amazing interview with George Clooney. Now — while we shared some of what he said in the first interview, we could not share it all because George likes to talk spoilers.
Now that the movie has been out and you have seen it ( I assume you have seen it right?), I can share all the other fun stuff we talked about.
If you haven't seen it yet — shame on you (just kidding), but beware of the spoilers!
****Spoiler Alert***** George Spills About Tomorrowland
In the second part of the interview, we got to really ask George some questions about the ins and outs of Tomorrowland.
Because Britt is very young (25 years old) and Raffey is even younger (she was 12 when the movie was made), we wanted to know what it was like for a man of his age to have co stars so young and what it was like working with them. (You can read my Britt Robertson interview here)
He immediately had us all laughing when he said — “I don't like them.”
He went on to say this about his co stars —
Britt is fantastic and her career is just at the very beginning and is going to be really fun. Raffey is spectacular and she was just 12 at the time, which is way too talented for her age, but she was sweet and funny.
It is also a fun part for me because, if you’d seen me speaking to a 12 year old the way I speak to her at the grocery store, you’d call child services.
It’s so much fun because, she’s not really a 12 year old [in the film]. We’re a little family of three, but she’s the adult — driving the car, and Britt and I are the two kids, arguing and bickering all the time.
They were fantastic, and they were really sweet. I think they’re having a really fun time with this, which is, how it’s supposed to be.
You know when I work with younger actors, I always have to try to remind them that, this is the fun kind of job that most people don’t get to do. If you get to be an actor and somebody pays you for it, you’ve caught the brass ring. So, they really do dig it and they’re having fun, which is really a good time.
After hearing how much he really enjoyed working with the girls, we wanted to know what his favorite scene from Tomorrowland was.
It sounds to me like working with Raffey in her driving scenes were pretty much his favorite — as well as mine! She was a hoot while driving the truck.
I will tell you, there was a lot of moments, because it wasn’t all done to green screen. They were nice enough to build a lot of these sets where you actually got to play in them.
The most fun we had was the driving sequences, believe it or not, because we’re being towed but Raffey is driving and I keep having to remind her…you’ve got to keep looking at the road.
And she’d be like, “what is the deal?”
It was fun because there was no technology. There was nothing. It was just old fashioned, three people sitting in a truck for five days, arguing and doing fun stuff. And that’s really fun for actors, because you don’t have to do any make believe. It’s all just right there.
I really enjoyed that. And also it was fun shoving all the packs of powder down Britt's throat. We must have done 30 takes, and every time I go, here you go, and she’d be like, “Not the whole pack!”
The movie was a little emotional for him at times and here is why he said that it got difficult a few times —
I find, movies in general — you’re involved in them but it’s not that something honestly terrible has happened.
It is still make-believe…but I did find that, it was a tricky scene, where I have to let Raffey’s character go, and there was a really weird scene that we’d shot once and she kind of clicks out, her eyes are open still and we drop her, and it literally feels like I’m murdering her.
It was odd. And you’re watching it, and it’s so disturbing and it was really awful, so we went back and re-did it where she sort of completely goes out, because otherwise it really felt horrible.
There’s all kinds of weird balances in this film. My relationship with her is walking a very thin line there . And it’s a constant thing like oh boy — let’s walk very carefully through these things. And thankfully, Brad is Brad and is really good at what he does. He made it much simpler.
Read my interview with Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof here.
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
Genre: Mystery Adventure
U.S. Release date: May 22, 2015
Running time: 130 min.