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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Brit Marling HollywoodNewsWire.net  "US-Ireland Alliance Pre-Academy Awards Event 2012"  photo
The East
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
May 18, 2013
Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij - The East
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills
Interviewed by izumi Hasegawa

Q1: At another junket, I asked what other Brit Marlings were doing in alternate realities and you said maybe being a hardcore environmentalist/activist. How much of this story was maybe wish fulfillment?
BM: I don't know. We were talking earlier about how awesome it was in the '70s when thrillers were really about something. Like "All the President's Men" was awesome and engaging and incredible performances and played like a real thriller but was also talking about the time that was happening for people. I think we wanted to do the same. I don't think we had any prescriptions or answers for what to do but we thought it would be nice to make a film that asked some of the questions that we ask each other when we're on long walks or out for dinner, hanging out. We wanted to start that conversation and a lot of it was about corporate accountability. And a lot of ...

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