|Interview with Mia Farrow about "Aurther and the Invisibles"
||[Jan. 16th, 2007|05:29 pm]
Freddie Highmore Fans
Q: The press kit quotes Freddie Highmore saying you regaled him with tales about Frank Sinatra and The Beatles...
A: Well, certainly not to me did he ever mention Frank Sinatra. I've no idea if he knows who Frank Sinatra was. Certainly, he never brought up The Beatles. One can make a better assumption that he might know who they were. But honest to god, it never came up. So there you have people weaving things! It might've been pure desperation on his part, wondering what to say. He might've just got bored! We were in France, and Luc, Freddie and I did press junkets all day long, and how that child maintained his patience - let alone any interest at all - I have no idea. It's a great tribute to him. He might've ended up Googling me and figuring out some safe stuff to say.
Q: So how did you get on with Freddie? Did you talk about your past encounters?
A: No, we very much lived in the present. Freddie is loads of fun, on lots of levels. It was a great relief to discover Freddie has wonderful parents, who I happily made my friends. Both his father, who is loads of fun, and his mother, who is equally fun, are thoroughly responsible, hilarious - in the best sense - excellent company and excellent parents. Freddie himself has a wonderful family, and he's a happy child and he seems to love acting. That says, he's also very good at it. He was magical in "Finding Neverland", for example. He was a pleasure to work with. 'Professional' isn't even the right word. He's thoroughly present in the scene, so it's easy to work with him. He's there. And there's a spontaneity and a commitment that makes him too fun to work with. He's also good company. We were in Normandy for a chunk of the time, living on Luc Besson's property. We were all living there, so on weekends we would drive around, and we had meals together. We went to see the beaches of Normandy, and ate crepes together. He's fluent in French. He's also an excellent mime, and can imitate people really well, and he has an excellent sense of humour, which I really appreciate. You think he's quiet but he's so perceptive.
The full article can be found here: http://www.yourmovies.com.au:80/news/?action=news&i=112950
And you can find buckets more Freddie goodness at THIS fansite: http://www.freddie-highmore.org/
Random Fact: Mia Farrow was the voice of The Last Unicorn!!