I know this could be the least commented-on post of the day, but you guys are always telling me I should avoid covering Kim Kardashian at any cost, and I was faced with the decision: cover new photos of Kim K. or cover Rachel Weisz’s two magazine covers and interviews. Don’t complain, is what I’m saying. Rachel has a supporting part in the new Jason Bourne movie, the one with Jeremy Renner taking over the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy. Incidentally, there’s a new trailer for The Bourne Legacy… here you go:
Part of me is disappointed that Rachel took the part of “the girl/damsel in distress” in a big action film – she’s an Oscar winner, for God’s sake. But the other part of me wants Jeremy Renner to rescue me. So… it’s a toss up. I love the Bourne franchise, though, so I know I’ll see this.
Anyway, some highlights from Rachel’s interviews in C Magazine and Vogue UK:
She doesn’t know how to cook: “It’s something I want to do. I’d love to be able to get in the kitchen and throw in spices, but I need to know some basics. I was just at the fishmonger down the road and there were these langoustines and he said you have to chop off the head and the claws and sauté them with garlic. He was French. He said he might give me a lesson?”
She hates complainers: “There’s nothing worse than somebody who complains.”
She likes taking on a challenge she might not accomplish: ‘I want to always feel like it’s a stretch and that I’m not quite sure I can pull it off… And I think that is truly the right reaction … I used to get really affected by my work, but when you have a kid, you have to come home and be there mentally.’
Separating reality from film: ‘When the director says “cut,” it’s all make-believe, and strangely enough, that took me a little bit of time to work out,’ she said.
Living in New York City: ‘Everyone moans about the city changing and becoming gentrified, but I think the East Village still has a little edge and also has a community,’ she said.
On The Bourne Legacy: ‘Jason Bourne is in the periphery of the story, but it’s about a new military program and I am thrown together with Jeremy Renner‘s character by circumstance, because, well, we need each other… The paranoia around the film is as paranoid as the film itself – I think they feed off each other. We had to literally run through the homes of these warm, kind people with all their washing on the line turned inside out because of the dust. We were literally on the run. We didn’t stop and talk to them in the film, so it was kind of weird… The tone is very realistic. I’m not playing a superhero, I don’t have superpowers. I don’t even have a gun. That’s really what I love about it, that as this type of film goes it’s not implausible at all.”
“It’s not implausible at all…” The word she’s looking for is “It’s plausible.” I mean, I make grammatical and syntax mistakes all the time, but for goodness sake. It’s not implausible? IT’S PLAUSIBLE.
Also – I didn’t know Rachel was still living in NYC after her split from Darren Aronofsky. I thought she have moved back to England to be with Daniel Craig forever and ever. Maybe they split their time between London and Manhattan.
Photos courtesy of C Magazine & Vogue UK.