Rachel Weisz prefers starring in “off-centre” independent films and finds that big blockbusters aren’t as interesting.
The screen beauty’s latest film ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ may have hardly been publicised and missed out on awards season – bar a Golden Globe nomination for Rachel – but the actress claims commercial films aren’t as “interesting” as small budget more experimental features.
She explained: “Some of the material I’m attracted to is not… It’s just not commercial. Which means it’s really f**king interesting, you know? It’s off-centre. It doesn’t fit a genre. I’m not trying to sound like I’m unaware. I understand that it’s a business to some extent.
“But I also think that with independent film, the stakes are not that high. There are things that as big-business-slash-small-art. This cocktail would have been low-business-slash-high-art. It’s about creativity rather than merchandising.”
Terence Davies-directed ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ – which also stars Tom Hiddleston – tells the story about the wife of a judge who engages in an affair with a former RAF pilot and was released in the US late last year after an original 2011 release.
Rachel remains hopeful the film’s new publicity will encourage more people to go see the drama and give it the boost it deserves.
She said: “My main hope is that people will get to see the film. I’m surprised that anyone remembers it. Because it came out on very few screens and had no publicity. Independent film needs that huge boost. Maybe people will see it now. That’s the hope.”