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Love and Other Drugs director Edward Zwick talks about the challenges of film making


20 November 2010

Chicago-born Edward Zwick is one of the most well-respected and highly-regarded directors in Hollywood. His show reel boasts the Oscar-winning ‘Shakespeare in love’, as well as ‘Traffic’, ‘Legends of the fall’ and the ‘Last Samurai.’ The Fan Carpet caught up with him ahead of the impeding release of his latest picture, ‘Love and other drugs’, set to hit our screens on December 29.

Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

 

 

You combined various conflicting themes, such as illness, love, sex and drugs. Was it difficult to incorporate them all into one movie?

Well its been my experience of life that there are always competing and conflicting themes happening at any moment, that there’s something going on in your relationship, with your children, something happened in your family, something happened at your work, something to with your health – and they all seem to be happening at the same time and part of the juggling act of life is to reconcile the chaos of that and I was just hoping to try to capture some of that in the film, as films, particularly in this genre, tend to put these people into a bubble where the real world doesn’t seem to affect them all at all, where they have nothing else to deal with but each other, and I find that unrealistic.

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LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS IS RELEASED NATIONWIDE ON DECEMBER 31 FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX