The Boys Are Back is your first Australian film. How’d you enjoy it?
Australia is stunning. We shot in McLaren Vale, a region (director) Scott Hicks knows very well and one of the most staggeringly beautiful areas of South Australia. I got a house near the location overlooking this gorgeous beach, brought the family out and we had an amazing few weeks in the great outdoors. My girls still talk about their time in Australia as the best holiday they’ve ever had. And for me, who considers time away from home as the greatest tyranny of being an actor abroad, it was very special.
Fertile wine country around there. Did you indulge?
I’m into researching roles so yeah, that part of my preparation was a big success!
Death. Abandonment. Chaos. This film’s about family… but it’s not a family film?
Right from the outset we didn’t want to make a clichéd sentimental family movie. This story moved something deep down inside me – the prospect of losing my partner is as awful a thing as I can imagine. So while it’s a small story in a big world context, it’ll touch the nerves of a lot of people. [Read more…] about Clive Owen New Interview