Haley Bennett didn’t have any work/dwelling separation whereas filming “Cyrano” — and he or she didn’t thoughts in any respect.
The movie, a musical adaptation of the basic Edmond Rostand play, was directed by her associate, Joe Wright.
“To have the ability to be directed by Joe, who I believe is likely one of the most unimaginable administrators … ” she solely informed The Submit at a particular screening of the movie in Manhattan Wednesday evening. “He has such a visionary thoughts with a lot coronary heart, and I believe that’s such a lovely high quality.”
Wright, 49, is the acclaimed, BAFTA-nominated director behind such movies as “Pleasure & Prejudice,” “Atonement” and “Darkest Hour.”
And so they weren’t the one couple mixing issues up. The movie is written by Erica Schmidt, who simply so occurs to be married to Peter Dinklage, the 52-year-old actor who stars as Cyrano de Bergerac — an excellent wordsmith and swordsman who’s hopelessly in love with Roxanne and unable to disclose his true emotions.
The musical was originally a stage production, which is how Bennett, 34, bought concerned.
“Three years earlier than we made the movie, I had participated in a workshop production at Goodspeed in Connecticut with Peter and Erica,” the “Music and Lyrics” star defined.
And it sounds prefer it was kismet that she turned part of it.
“Even earlier than that it was in a developmental stage, I had spoken to my agent and stated, ‘I’m actually eager to be concerned in theater,’ ” she stated. “I used to be dwelling in New York, I used to be a single girl, I used to be actually enthusiastic about studying theater, so I stated, ‘If something comes up, please consider me. I simply need to immerse myself on this world.’ “
The following day her agent known as to inform her a couple of musical adaptation of the French basic.
Quick ahead to Bennett starring within the stage manufacturing, which after all is the place Wright noticed it and fell in love — with the potential of it being a film.
He and Bennett had met years earlier than.
“Our assembly shouldn’t be that romantic,” she stated with fun. “I used to be really pregnant once we did the stage manufacturing. I used to be enjoying Roxanne, a virgin, eight months pregnant!”
“Cyrano” premieres in theaters Friday, Feb. 25.
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