Disclosure: I received an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles California for the #TomorrowlandEvent. All opinions are my own and were not swayed by any outside sources!
Earlier this month, I flew out to LA for the TOMORROWLAND Press junket to see a press preview of the movie along with interviewing the cast and talent from the movie. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget! Especially meeting and sitting just feet away from George Clooney. Last week I shared the first part of our interview and today I’m sharing the rest of it. Our interview contained some spoilers so I wanted to make sure you had a chance to see the movie before you read it.
George Clooney Talks About Working with Younger Actors
George Clooney worked with younger actors in the movie TOMORROWLAND including a 12 year old (at the time of filming) Raffey Cassidy. She’s such a sweet girl and so talented. I’ll be sharing more about our interview with Raffey Cassidy later this week. But while sitting down with George Clooney, we asked him about working with with Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy.
WARNING: There may be spoilers below!
Working with Younger Actors
Being the funny guy he is, he immediately starting joking with us by saying “I didn’t like them. Now, we can say nice things now, but the truth is I don’t care for them.” Of course we all enjoyed a good laugh from that and at this point in the interview I wasn’t surprised he started off with a joke.
Then the conversation turned serious again. George said “Britt is fantastic and her career is just at the very beginning and is going to be really fun. Raffey is spectacular and she was just 12 at the time and way too talented for her age, and sweet and funny.” After interviewing both of them, I have to say I agree!
In the movie, George’s character and Raffey’s character have a bit of a past and he’s not very happy about what happened. So needless to say he’s not very nice to her and is pretty mean to her. He spoke about interacting with Raffey in this way. “It was also a fun part for me because if you’d seen me speaking to a 12 year old the way I speak to her at the grocery store, you’d call child services.” says George laughing. But in the movie she isn’t really 12 years old so that made it fun for him.
The three of them work sort of like a family, George tells us “but Raffey’s the adult driving the car and and Britt and I are the two kids, arguing and bickering all the time.”
George Tells Young Actors – You Caught Brass Ring!
George says he likes to remind young actors that this work, acting, is the fun kind of job that most people don’t get to do. He goes on to say “If you get to be an actor and work, and somebody pays you for it, you’ve caught the brass ring and it’s just fun.”
George’s Favorite Scenes to Film
We then asked George what his favorite scene or fun memory while filming Tomorrowland was. Once again he had us in stitches as he told us laughing “I don’t remember much of it. I was drunk most of the time.” Once again the entire room broke out in laughter! He really enjothe driving sequences. “We’re being towed but Raffey is driving I keep having to teach her to keep looking at the road. And she’d be like”what is the deal?” It was just old fashioned, three people sitting in a truck for five days, arguing and doing fun stuff. And that’s really fun for actors, because you don’t have to do any make believe. It’s all just right there.”
There was another scene were Britt had to drink two bottles of coke. I always wondered if in scenes like that, they are actually drinking what it says on the bottle. We asked George about those bottles of Coke and sure enough they were the real thing! “She does down two cokes in the take. I think it’s two cokes in the take. And I just sit there going she’s gonna explode, but she did it.” He sounded pretty proud of her!
He then went on to tell us a story about when he was working on the Descendants “We had this little girl, she played my youngest daughter in the film, and we did a scene where she gets to eat ice cream, and she never acted in a movie before and she just starts pounding the table. And they’re just sitting there watching her going, you can see her, take 9 and she literally was like uuugh.”
Emotionally Hard Scenes
Were there any scenes that were emotionally hard for you to film?
“Emotionally hard, no. Because I find movies in general aren’t emotional because something terrible hasn’t happened. It is still make believe but I did find that there’s a moment where I have to let Raffey’s character go [the robot go] and we’d shot it once and she kind of clicks out, but her eyes are open still and we drop her out, and it literally feels like I’m murdering her, you know. It really does. It was odd. And it’s so disturbing and it was really awful, so we went back and re-did it where she sort of completely goes out, because otherwise it really felt horrible.”
TOMORROWLAND is Rated PG and in theaters now!
Here is the trailer to help you get excited over it!