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In the small room in the Vue cinema Leicester Square, the stars from Conviction, Minnie Driver, Sam Rockwell, Hilary Swank and Betty Anne Waters answered questions from the press about the film. Here’s how it went:
Betty Anne, how receptive were you initially to the idea about making a film about your life’s work to honour your brother Kenny?
Betty Anne: Well receptive? It was my brother Kenny who wanted the movie more than anything. The day that he was released from prison I thought that he would be in the paper for the day. Well, Hollywood was calling my house for two months and he would answer the phone and he said “Betty Anne, there’s going to be a movie.” And I said “Stop answering the phone!” But he didn’t. So I became proactive and I got really lucky and I found Andrew Karsch, the producer and Tony Goldwyn, »
Juliette Lewis is known for some great roles in great movies – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, and Husbands and Wives, just for starters. And I would be lying if I didn’t think that National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation deserves to be up there, especially as my family annually worships that movie so.
With the Oscar-nominated actress’ latest performance, Lewis dials down the screen time, but ups the supporting character ante in Conviction. In the film she plays Roseanna Perry, a subject in the trial who holds a key to the truth about whether Betty Anne Waters’ brother, Kenny, really did commit murder in 1983. Lewis is in the movie for a total of maybe ten minutes, but her performance is memorable after the film is over.
I had the chance to discuss with the rebellious actress what it was playing this character, how this role fits into her diverse filmography, »
- Nick Allen
2 items from 2010
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