There’s nothing like an awards shortlist to get people small-talking. Have you found that? It seems to be everywhere. I was getting a haircut and I threw it in. I hear people on the tram and in cafés talking about it. “I wouldn’t have nominated her.” “I hope that film doesn’t win.” “I haven’t seen that one but I was surprised it got the nod because it looked shite.”
We had a look at Grand Budapest Hotel. I can tell you this: I never wanted to see it. I don’t like Wes Anderson. I only watched it after it got etc, etc.
And I wanted to ask you this: is it not a comic book for adults? You’re watching it and you can kind of feel the pages turning? And then there’s this spot-the-celebrity element to it.