While Todd Haynes himself isn’t up for any Oscars for “Carol,” the film’s two stars, Cate Blachett and Rooney Mara, lead the six total nominations the picture received, and the director is out continuing to push his romantic drama and hopefully shine a few more lights on his film before the ceremony later this month. He recently sat down with VICE, and while some folks would be weary of the press circuit by this point, Haynes is as engaging as ever.
The conversation, of course, touches upon the making of “Carol,” but also interestingly dives into the influence of David Bowie on Haynes’ life. The director has no shortage of praise for the late artist, but also says that not using Bowie’s music in “Velvet Goldmine” actually opened up the creative possibilities of the film. Haynes also talks about magic of falling in love, which is sometimes taken for granted, and much more.
Check out the talk below. “Carol” is playing in limited release.