Standing on the massive stage inside Park Metropolis’s Eccles Theatre on Saturday night time, Anne Hathaway took the microphone throughout a quick Q&A session following the world premiere of her new movie, Eileen.
After saying how honored she is to be within the solid of William Oldroyd’s movie alongside Thomasin McKenzie, Shea Whigham, Marin Eire and Owen Teague, the Oscar winner provided a well mannered apology if what she was about to say became “an annoying headline.”
Hopefully, she gained’t discover it too annoying that her feedback did, in actual fact, flip right into a story however what she mentioned warranted some follow-up. Hathaway mentioned her path in the direction of partnering with Oldroyd began when she noticed his 2016 interval piece Woman Macbeth starring Florence Pugh. “I assumed it was extraordinary work,” she continued. “I noticed a examine of feminine complication that hit me actually, actually deep, and I felt like Will was a filmmaker that might be trusted to inform sophisticated tales, particularly about females.”
His ability with that meant an important deal to her as a result of Hathaway mentioned that she “simply remembered one of many very first questions I ever received requested after I began performing work, which meant, you realize, after I needed to do press, was, ‘Are you a great lady or a nasty lady?’ I used to be 16, and my 16-year-old self wished to reply with this movie. Although I didn’t know that after I learn the script, I feel part of me hoped for this precise second.”
Primarily based on the ebook of the identical title by Ottessa Moshfegh and tailored by Luke Goebel, Eileen follows a peculiar younger girl whose dreary life stretches on towards never-ending distress. In frigid Sixties Boston, Eileen (McKenzie) shuffles between her father’s emotionally haunted residence and the jail the place she works alongside colleagues who’ve ostracized her. When an intoxicating girl (Hathaway) joins the workers, Eileen is taken. Simply when the potential for a salvational friendship (or possibly extra) takes maintain and kinds a singular glimmer in Eileen’s darkness, her newfound confidant entangles her in a stunning crime.
And what a second it was. Viewers members contained in the Eccles reported listening to audible gasps when the movie takes darkish and sudden twists. Early response on Twitter has been overwhelmingly constructive for the movie, which is in search of distribution right here in Park Metropolis.
See beneath for responses from inside tonight’s world premiere.