As a film script is being written, so often the screenwriter must be reminded to show, not say. It is one thing to provide verbal explanations of action or feelings, but as in real life, talk is cheap. Film is a visual medium, and while great dialogue is essential to some genres -- comedies and science fiction, in particular -- a comprehensive and telling picture on screen is a required element of any successful movie. If a film can rely on the picture to tell the story, that's often even more impressive. In fact, that decision was made by the actors themselves.
During a conversation with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, actress Carey Mulligan disclosed that she's never actually seen. Carey Mulligan Tried and Failed to Watch 'Drive,' Admits She Still Hasn't Seen the Nicolas Winding Refn Classic.
In the action drama Drive , actress Carey Mulligan plays Irene, the mother of a young son whose father Oscar Isaacs is in prison. One day, Driver Ryan Gosling meets Irene in an elevator ride at his apartment and he becomes transfixed. Following the FilmDistrict Studio panel in Hall H at Comic-Con, Carey Mulligan sat down for a roundtable and talked about how Nicolas Refn was on her fantasy wish list of directors that she wanted to work with, the challenge of making a film where the dialogue has been stripped away, how she wishes she had more stunt work to do, and that she would love to play a butt-kicking heroine in an action movie, but preferably without a spandex costume.