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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana HollywoodNewsWire.net  "The Prestige"  photo
Out Of The Furnace
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Nov 16, 2013
Out of the Furnace press conference- Christian Bale, Scott Cooper, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana
Four Seasons Hotel
Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Q1: How did the Pennsylvania steel country mountain setting inform the story and characters/performances?

SC: I grew up in a small town in Virginia along the same Appalachian mountain range. As the grandson of a coal miner, I have grown up with these people and have spent a lot of time in small town America. While I was touring with my first film, Crazy Heart, I had been reading a great deal about Braddock, Pennsylvania – Brad-DOCK, as they actually say in Braddock – and what the town had undergone over the past 5-7 years dealing with economic turmoil and the loss of the steel industry really touched me. It was important to me to really shine a light not only on small town America like that, but also what we as Americans have undergone the past five turbulent years. That blue collar milie...

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