Though the last batch of blog posts re: Oscar wouldn’t suggest it, I’m still very much in Park City. Which means I’ve now spent ten days not sleeping much, eating shit (Burger King has been almost a daily fixture), watching movies, and trying real hard to keep up.
The weekend will be more lax and I’ll do some more substantial blogging, but in the meantime, here’s an audio clip from an interview I did two days ago with “Motherhood” director Katherine Dieckmann and star Uma Thurman:
Meeting Uma was a pretty bizarre occasion. I’m a big fan, so it brought on a lot of anxiety initially. For a while I just sat awkwardly awaiting the interview on a couch beside Anthony Edwards’ daughter (Edwards and Minnie Driver, both in “Motherhood,” were also doing interviews in the room). Little Miss Edwards showed me how her HD Flip Camera was nicer than my year old non-HD Flip Camera.
Then just before the interview began, Kevin Spacey walked by, to which Thurman stood up and hugged him, greeting him with an enthusiastic “Spaceman!” I watched from my seat below as they stood 2 feet in front of me and invited one another to each other’s parties that night.
When it finally came time, Uma stopped me before I started: “Wait a minute. Could you show me some ID?” She had a totally serious face and its fucking Uma Thurman so without any thought I actually pulled out my Ontario Driver’s License. “I’m kidding! I’m kidding!” She laughed at me before lowering her voice and saying, “but seriously, how old are you?”
By the end of the interview me & Uma were totally BFFs and I spent the entire night celebrating “Motherhood” at the dinner and party. “Spaceman” never showed, but Jodie Foster did, and Minnie Driver ended up performing in the middle of the living room.