Winona: I wanna go to Australia so bad! Iâ€™ve never been!
Because Iâ€™ve almost done movies there but then for whatever reason theyâ€™ve fallen apart. Like, I was hoping on this movie weâ€™d get to go there but because of Vinceâ€™s baby we canâ€™t do a trip like that but I canâ€™t wait to go there. Iâ€™ve got a lot of friends from there
So why are there so many films these days starring chubby men and hot women?
(laughs) Ohâ€¦ I donâ€™t know. I feel like I would sound a bit sexist but I do think there is some truth that women fall in love with the person inside, someone whoâ€™s gentle. I think there are all different kinds of women and some women donâ€™t think this way but looks arenâ€™t as important to women as they are to most men. I donâ€™t know what the exact percentages are but Iâ€™m sure there are men who feel the same way, but Kevin James is a real charm and has a real sweetness about him that draws you in and so I can totally see Geneva [Ryderâ€™s character] being swept off her feet by this sort of mad scientist really sweet shy guy. I get it. I get it (laughs)
We havenâ€™t seen you in a while â€“ other than Black Swan â€“ why this movie?
Well, just to work with Ron Howard was huge for me. Iâ€™d always wanted to work with him and Iâ€™ve so much respect for him and heâ€™s also â€“ everything you hear about him in terms of being the nicest guy in Hollywood â€“ thatâ€™s all true. And heâ€™s a real actorâ€™s director. If you have a question or are working something else, he wonâ€™t just shout at you. Heâ€™ll take the time and come on over and thatâ€™s very rare these days because everything is on such a tight schedule. Ultimately, it helps the movie because you can keep doing it and itâ€™s better to fix it early on and heâ€™s so wonderful. And Vince Iâ€™ve always been a huge fan of and I love his humour and Iâ€™ve always wanted to work him. I was just really drawn the story. I was drawn to the idea and the question and would you or wouldnâ€™t you tell your best friend something bad?
So, would you or wouldnâ€™t you tell if youâ€™d seen your friendâ€™s boyfriend with another woman?
You know what, luckily Iâ€™ve never been in that position and I think that itâ€™s probably so complicated. I canâ€™t imagine my best friend â€“ I canâ€™t imagine not telling my best friend but I think there are certain friendships that you could become the bad guy by being honest so I think itâ€™s just a case by case thing.
Are there any situations where you think a white lie is preferable?
You know, you certainly donâ€™t want to hurt peopleâ€™s feelings but I think thereâ€™s a way to do it instead of saying, â€˜You look terrible!â€™ You could say, â€˜Why donâ€™t you try this on?â€™ There are ways to do it when you donâ€™tâ€™ have to be brutal about it.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
For the past few years, or maybe more than that, Iâ€™ve really tried to construct and a life so that when I go off and make a movie Iâ€™ve got something to come back to that is meaningful and full of support and friendships and relationships so I can feel as normal as possible. So I can go and work on a film and sometimes youâ€™re gone for a long time so I go and do that. I wouldnâ€™t know what to do, I feel like I have no life, and where am I going and what time is it? And now I feel a calmness because Iâ€™ve sort of planted some roots. Itâ€™s important for me to live as normal of a life as possible if youâ€™re going to do all this drama in your work you donâ€™t want it at home (laughs)
What music do you like?
Tom Waits, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell. Nothing too exciting. Exciting to me butâ€¦. (laughs)