John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers deliver action and comedy in ‘From Paris With Love’. Thanks Paris Adventure for sharing the link with us!
• John, can you describe the chemistry you had with Jonathan Rhys Meyers?
Travolta: Jonathan is a miracle! Jonathan is an amazingly talented, gorgeous guy who can do anything. If you look at his history, he just approaches a role so full-bodily. We communicated well. Jonathan is easy to read, and Pierre is the same way. There was no stone unturned, as far as discussing the possibilities of our characters together. We approached it from a good perspective — the “spirit of play” type of thing.
• What did you like most about filming in Paris?
Rhys Meyers: We watched a lot of movies, myself and Kasia [Smutniak]. Look, Paris is the most beautiful city in the world, and I was staying at a beautiful hotel, the [Hotel De] Crillon, which is where Marie Antoinette learned how to play the piano.
• Can you talk about the physicality of your roles? Was there a scene that was particularly challenging or fun for you to do?
Rhys Meyers: Truthfully, OK. Physically, OK. Yeah, it was OK. Except I don’t like heights and I have to go up these steel stairs and I’m not a good height guy, and I drop the vase of cocaine, going up the stairs. Pierre kind of liked it because I dropped the cocaine and I was like “Oh, f*ck! The coke!” — in the middle of the shot.
Read the whole interview at www.examiner.com.