“Beautiful Creatures” Interview with Alice Englert & Alden Ehrenreich
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“Beautiful Creatures” works for me because of the great chemistry between our main leads, Alice Englert (Lena Duchannes) and Alden Ehrenreich (Ethan Wate). Both actors, relatively new, were able to create palpable chemistry necessary for a supernatural love story to work. I was very happy to meet them, heck, even Alice (her mom is the great Jane Campion by the way) called me “adorable.” HA! In this interview, we talked about:
• I told Alice I love her mom, and to Alden that he has a “drooling charm” (a phrase I stole from the movie)
• What attracted them to their roles?
• How they created chemistry?
• His famous line – Leo does not have to die in “Titanic”
• If I have a magic wand and I told them they could see the future, what would it be?
• What do they want audiences to feel after watching “Beautiful Creatures”
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Ethan Wate, 17, has had the same recurring dream for months. A mysterious young girl is waiting for him on a Civil War battlefield. Ethan desperately wants to be with her, but there is an unknown danger—and each time a lightning bolt cracks like a gunshot, killing Ethan before he ever reaches the girl.
The danger of this strange dream world, however, is preferable to Ethan's waking existence in Gatlin, South Carolina, a small, conservative Southern town that hasn't caught up to the 21st century, where nothing ever changes and nothing ever happens. Trapped at home with a father who has completely withdrawn since the sudden death of Ethan's mother, Ethan yearns for a life he can only read about in books.
But Ethan's mundane world is shaken up with the arrival of Lena Duchannes, the beautiful and enigmatic niece of Macon Ravenwood, the reclusive owner of gothic Ravenwood Manor. Ethan finds himself immediately drawn to Lena, even though destruction seems to inexplicably follow her and it becomes apparent that she is a Caster, with powers beyond her control. The town, led by conservative Mrs. Lincoln, wants her banished. Even Gatlin's all-knowing librarian, Amma, is afraid history may repeat itself—a history of family secrets and a curse that looms for Lena as she approaches her 16th birthday. It is that time when a Caster is chosen by the forces of either the Light or the Dark.
But Lena's fate may already be sealed by the curse that draws both her and Ethan into a tangled web of spells and peril from which there may be no escape.
In Theaters • February 14, 2013
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for violence, scary images and some sexual material)
Genres Adaptation, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance
Distributors Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
DIRECTOR -- Richard LaGravenese
Viola Davis -- Amma
Alden Ehrenreich -- Ethan Wate
Alice Englert -- Lena
Emmy Rossum -- Ridley
Emma Thompson -- Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine
Jeremy Irons -- Macon Ravenwood
Year of Production: 2013
Country: United States