Niki Caro and Jessica Chastain Talk with The Huffington Post
The director and star of The Zookeeper's Wife sit down for an extensive talk with Build Series.
"My gender should have absolutely nothing to do with it, at least in discussing the quality of my work, in which case I'm very proud to be working in a feminine way," Caro says of the industry's hiring trends. "I've been silent for personal reasons, but now I'm very happy to say publicly that it's a shameful statistic. Just the sheer ignoring of 50 percent of the available skill and talent and vision and tenacity and ambition appalls me.”
The full Q+A is up at The Huffington Post.
Official Trailer: Focus Features and Niki Caro Present The Zookeeper's Wife
“There are many ways that someone can be brave and strong. I think that Antonina shows that compassion is an incredible form of strength.”
“Jessica carries this elegance with her, reminding me of an actress from the 1930s or 1940s. Sometimes I would get transfixed by how perfectly she inhabited the period.”
“Daniel is an actor of great charm who transmits intelligence on-screen in a way that is mesmerizing. But he could also show the menace that Heck was capable of.””
“Johan is dynamic, and can express so much with just a look. He is soulful.”