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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Leila Rozario, the actress who filmed an elevator scene yesterday with Noomi Rapace for Passion, tells De Palma a la Mod she thinks that working on a Brian De Palma film is something she had on her bucket list as an actor. "Have you seen Scarface," she asks rhetorically. "Have you seen The Untouchables or Carlitos Way? I mean these are films that stick with you for life." Rozario has a role in the film as one of the people working at the corporation headed by the Rachel McAdams character.

I asked her how working with De Palma differs with some of the other projects she has worked on in the past. "The difference between working with someone like De Palma and say someone less experieced," Rozario says, "is that he knows and understands actors. That's something every director should, but a lot of them don't and that can make the work very difficult. Brian is a very calm man, the set is rather small, very unexpected. The way he directs is just perfect for an actor. He gives you the feeling of being totally relaxed, and if he needs adjustments you know you can trust him, so it works. The people he has closely working with him seem also very trusted, like a family, which is very Italian. I love that!"

For the elevator scene shot yesterday, Rozario had to speak German, "which is always a challenge for me because my native language is English," she says. "Even though I can speak German fluently, its still a whole different way of talking, thinking, body language." And she was very impressed with Rapace. "I loved watching Noomi work," says Rozario, "she always blew everyone on set away with her performance, each take got better and better, and you could really feel what she was putting across. Normally you can only have that when the movie is done."

Posted by Geoff at 6:35 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012 11:34 PM CDT
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Friday, April 20, 2012 - 10:32 PM CDT

Name: "David Kallenbach"

Rozario what an exotic name. Is she Portuguese? She is an awfully graceful and aristocratic looking person. I like the interveiw too. When does the film come out?

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:37 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

Hi, David-- She is from New Zealand. The film should be completed by the end of the year, and will be released in some countries in 2013, but may possibly come out sooner in others. There is also talk of PASSION potentially premiering at the Berlin Film Festival next February.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 12:27 PM CDT

Name: "Anna"

Hello, do you know where they are plan to finish shooting? It seems that Rachel McAdams is in LA and she is one of the two main protagonists?

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 2:02 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

Hi, Anna-- Rachel is likely done filming her part. They are scheduled to be shooting for two more weeks (into the first week of May), although Karoline Herfurth posted on her Facebook page today (Sunday April 22) that she is beginning her last week on the set. It is possible they might be wrapping early if they got everything they need, to help keep the film under budget.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 2:22 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

Regarding Rachel's role, the way the story is told, while Rachel's part is huge, Noomi's character would be the main protagonist.

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 8:19 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

I made a mistake two comments ago in my timeline-- this is the beginning of week 8 of filming, and PASSION was to film for ten weeks, into the second week of May. So including this week, there are still three weeks to go. But this must be Karoline's last week on the set.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 10:58 AM CDT

Name: "Anna"

Thanku You very much for the information.

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