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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Annette Bening HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Running With Scissors"  photo
Running With Scissors
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 9, 2006
Q1: How did you handle all the emotions in this role?
AB: Well, I thought the story was a compelling story and I think that it's easier to go to those kinds of places and play someone like that if you feel there is something behind the story, which really has some substance that might be good for people to see, so it's all kind of worth it. If it's just an exercise it's not worth it. I thought that the story really had something to say. It was just incredibly interesting, the character, with her complexity.

Q2: Did you speak to the author?
AB: No, I didn't look at it that way. I did talk to Augusten about her. This is not her. This is an interpretation of her through Augusten's eyes, through Ryan's eyes, through my eyes, and it's not trying to be a documentary. The movie is really a work of fiction. And I did speak to him because he's an interesting man. He's a very articulate guy and a very impassioned person. I found some of the idiosyncratic details about her that wouldn't nec...

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