There’s something, you know, this feral quality about his acting that I find completely rare to find, actually impossible to find. There was nobody who was even close to his qualities. - Tom Tykwer on Ben Whishaw
Kate Middleton meeting Idris Elba is all of us meeting Idris Elba.
I wanted to make her really directed and ambitious and big and totally flinging herself at the wrong thing. But she had this drive that manifests in anger or extreme love or extreme mistakes. I feel like the movie shows—it’s kind of one of the tragedies of maturity but also one of the things I think is necessary for it—you almost feel her reeling herself in by the end, she becomes more self-contained. And there’s a sadness because there’s this spilling out of everything she’s doing and feeling. And going for that stuff has its own beauty, and to reel it all back in and keep it inside is necessary, but also kind of sad.