Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in attendance for Austin’s SXSW film festival, got to talking about Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. He is set to play Jonny in “The Long Bad Night,” a segment not found in the comic book upon which the film is based, the only such character/actor who can say that. He was asked about that, and more. His responses follow.
“It’s interesting. They wanted to have a movie where fans of the books would still be able to look forward to something new and unexpected, so they added a story. I remember being really intrigued by that and I was really looking forward to, ‘Oh that will be so interesting to have the actual comics to refer to as an actor’ but no I didn’t.”
“I had a ball doing that, I loved doing that…I mean, Robert Rodriguez is a guy whose movies I’ve liked for a long time and he has creativity pouring out of him.”
But he’s not different from the rest of us:
I saw Bruce and Mickey (Rourke) and I have a scene together, and Jessica (Alba). I was so stoked.”
The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Rosario Dawson, Jeremy Piven, Jaime King, Ray Liotta, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, and Christopher Meloni. Whew. It’s out October 4th.