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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Naomi Watts HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Le Divorce"  photo
Funny Games
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Mar 12, 2008
Naomi Watts – Funny Games

Q1: Michael Haneke said he wouldn't remake this film without your involvement. What was your reaction to that? And, would you have done this film without Michael Haneke?
NW: Definitely not, in answer to your second one, which I will elaborate on. It was put to me that he only wanted me and, while that felt like a huge amount of pressure, it was also very flattering and slightly seductive, in a way, because he's someone whose work I admire greatly. And, he's worked with fantastic actresses before, like Juliette Binoche and Isabelle Hubert, and I'm major fans of them. But, it was not an easy decision to make. I wouldn't make this film with just anyone. It's, by no means, a no-brainer. And, yes, I have seen the original, only after. The way this came about originally was a phone call from Joanna Ray, who is a casting director that was instrumental in casting me in 'Mulholland Drive.' They had come to her saying they wanted her to get ahold of me, and ...

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