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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Rachel Weisz HollywoodNewsWire.net  "The Constant Gardener Press Conference"  photo
The Constant Gardener
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Aug 15, 2005
Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener

Q1: Did you have to fight for this role or was this something that come to you?
RS: No. I definitely had to go after it. Fernando (Meirelles) wasn't familiar with any British actresses work. So I was working here in L.A. and I read the script and I knew that he was directing it and I had a day off on the film schedule that I was working on and I got on a plane. Fernando was in London seeing British actresses and I was like, 'Oh my God, I've got to see him.' So I got on a plane and I managed to get to London and back in twenty four hours. I don't know quite how you do it, but you kind of skip through the time zones. So I had an hour meeting with him. I think that I went in there a bit like a kind of horror and then I went back. And I was the first person he met. He met everyone after that and wanted to I suppose. So he met a whole bunch of people and I was back in L.A. dying.

Q2: Had you read the book at this point?
RW: I had not read the...

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