Radha Mitchell Quotes (42 Quotes)


    I think my parents see my life now as very conservative.


    It was kind of scary because working with Woody Allen becomes sort of a big deal in your mind. He directs in that Woody Allen character some of the time - he has these idiosyncrasies that are really charming and funny.

    I did have a hot kissing scene in this movie I did with Denzel Washington that came out last year, Man on Fire. But it got cut out.

    Yeah I think Pitch Black was edgy, I think that's what worked for our film.


    Because in Australia there really isn't a lot to do. There aren't a lot of opportunities.

    I'm not a very good player, to be honest. I've tried to play the game and especially to get familiar with the characters better. I mean, it's really an amazing game, having just a limited sort of knowledge of it that I have.

    I mean normally you have your agent call the other agent and all the agents talk and then finally you get a phone call and you hear some misrepresentation of what someone else had to say.

    Well, obviously I was excited by the idea that Woody Allen was going to direct it. But at the same time, the script itself and the character was really interesting.

    I guess when I first started speaking with an American accent, there's a tendency to create a caricature of the accent because you just exaggerate the pieces that stand out to you.

    I do, too, most recently while I was singing karaoke in some weird bar.

    Also, the whole kind of star system is not ingrained in Australians in the same way that it might be if you're a young actor here.

    This city can be kind of brutal, so you see your dreams from every different angle, but ultimately it's about acting and if you enjoy acting, you will always enjoy acting.

    I think in this, definitely, because you are feeling how it felt to live in a completely different time. The mannerisms and the way that people behaved was quite different.

    We don't relate to her too much because you don't want the heroic character to not be heroic.

    I had a friend, and we always used to pretend to be twins. We had this fantasy about going to Hollywood together. We were about four.

    New York in a way functions as another character within the story, as it does within most of Woody Allen's stories.

    But now I think I'm a bit more clear about what I want to do when it comes to my career, which opens up a lot of more interesting parts, in some ways.

    Revenge is a way of life and definitely some thing that we identify with. We all feel cheated in some way about some thing and how nice it would be to do something about it. I mean ultimately it's not the most Christian of sentiments.

    But I'm also a vegetarian so there's another factor I guess.

    After that, I was offered lots of lesbian roles, but I didn't want them because I'd already played the best there was.

    I just don't talk about who I'm going out with, that's it. It's an odd thing to sit around describing yourself to 10 different people every 5 minutes yet it's kind of therapeutic in a way.

    To be honest, it's easier for me to speak with an American accent.

    I want to be a blonde vampire. Catherine Deneuve was a blonde vampire, and she was my favourite vampire ever.

    As much as most of the actors were kind of curious to know what their character meant in relation to the script and to the plot, they really were quite happy to be part of the adventure of not knowing.

    We've become much more casual and much more relaxed in social interactions, where there was a formality and maybe a kind of respect at that time that doesn't exist now.



    So I was in America and I thought I'll stick around while I'm here and just see what happens. The next film I did was High Art, so I guess it started with a sort of vague idea but really just a fantasy.

    I'm not working now, so I'm sort of facing the unknown.

    For me, even just being English was a whole sort of experience in as much as I'm Australian.

    Pretty much when you're in Silent Hill, all the characters are female. Motherhood is a huge issue in the story. My girl is lost ... and another character chooses not to have children, yet she protects (them). Another character has her own attachment to the little girl ... and another just wants to kill her. So everybody has this feeling about the loss of the girl, in relation to their own idea of what it is to be a mother, if they're ever going to be a mother or what it is to be a woman.

    I think there's something very elegant about the way that Christophe is directing horror. And, his inspiration is, you know, coming from a very highbrow kind of level in art. So If you're into horror I would say this is the movie to watch because it's elegant horror.

    Well, I think because I did Love and Other Catastrophes and then I realised that there was some kind of possibility there, and you don't waste it.

    I didn't even understand the whole idea of Hollywood.

    But in this case, he had my cell phone and my phone was ringing and I had just come back from Australia on the plane and I thought it was my mum and it was Woody Allen just checking to see if I wanted to be in his movie.

    Well, when I was doing movies like High Art, I was kind of experimenting with just being in America and working in different kinds of films.

    Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it.

    So wearing a corset certainly changes your state of mind.

    I think part of that is to create an environment where it's like real life, where you don't really know what's going to happen to you in a certain scene.

    Christophe has a really interesting take on the concept of the video game. And you do have a sense of what it must feel like to be stuck in this chase. Since we've been making the film, we see the vision and the script come alive. It's a very visual piece so when reading the script you won't necessarily understand what it is but every day has just been an assault on the senses.

    I do Yoga. I'd like to say I do it every morning, but I don't, I just don't have the time.


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