AND KAROLINE HERFURTH IN GERMAN EDITION OF INTERVIEW
The Toronto International Film Festival revealed its schedule today. Brian De Palma is expected to be in attendance to present his new film Passion on his birthday, Tuesday September 11, at 8pm in the Winter Garden Theatre. Passion will also screen September 13 and 14. This will all follow the film's world premiere September 7th at the Venice Film Festival. Terrence Malick's To The Wonder, which, like Passion, features Rachel McAdams, will screen at TIFF the day before De Palma's film, on September 10. McAdams is expected to attend TIFF, and since the two films debut there a day apart, it seems likely she will be on had for both screenings.
Meanwhile, Karoline Herfurth, who is featured in Passion, and who had also appeared in Tom Tykwer's Perfume, is interviewed in the August issue of the German edition of Andy Warhol's Interview, and briefly mentions a story about Passion that she had previously mentioned on her Facebook page...
(Thanks to Screenfreekz for the link and the translation!)
HERFURTH: What could a perfumer possibly do if he got rhinitis?
INTERVIEW: He'd need a good disability insurance. But in your profession a blocked nose can't be helpful either. What would you do?
HERFURTH : During my last week of shooting with Brian De Palma I got an allergic reaction. The night before my most important scene, with the most English-language text, which I'd preped for weeks! But if I'd called in sick, the whole crew would have had to suspend shooting for the day. That's incredibly expensive, one should only do that in case of absolute emergency. Otherwise: go act!
INTERVIEW: Would you say you get sick out of sheer excitement?
HERFURTH: I don't think so. But it's true that before an emotional scene I get unusually sad or even cry. And then I remember that my subconscious is also rehearsing the scene. It's like I'm always double-checking whether I can call up a particular emotion.
INTERVIEW: Sounds tough.
HERFURTH: That's my job.