Bruce Willis is promoting his upcoming movie ‘Looper’, with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Emily Blunt (Looper is currently getting tremendous advance buzz). Willis plays an older version of Joseph Gordon Levitt’s character, and he has a new interview with Flicks and Bits about how it was shooting the movie and acting with Gordon Levitt as the same person.
He says of the scenes where he and Gordon Levitt meet face to face, “I was sitting across from Joe across a table. I was supposed to act and get all my lines right, but I just found myself looking at him and thinking how weird it was (laughs). It was an honour. It’s really a strange thing to see someone that looks like a young version of yourself. He’s a great actor, I love his work and I just love what he did in this film, ‘Looper.’ He picked up some of my cadence of speaking, which was odd, and yet, really cool at the same time.
He also talks about why he took the script, mentioning how smart the script is – “It’s a really smart script – really smart. And it just made me want to do it. I didn’t really compare it to anything else. ’Looper,’ it’s a science fiction film, a really great science fiction film, and the only thing I can compare it to is other films that I’ve been in that have a science fiction background – but this is unlike anything else, it was very exciting. But the film above anything, it was an emotional process above being a science fiction film. I don’t think Rian Johnson ever referred to it as a science fiction film to us. It was a day to day activity to try to make everything look and feel real, trying to deal with the idea that when I look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Joe, that it’s really me. There are a couple loves stories woven through ‘Looper,’ and those stories are why people do what they do in the film – I really liked that.”
Looper releases September 28, 2012.