Inception premiered stateside last night in Los Angeles, opening with an excellent live concert featuring Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr. The Los Angeles Times managed to catch most of the film’s cast on the red carpet (or, well, red and black carpet) for quick interviews. First up is Leonardo DiCaprio. Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Lukas Haas, Dileep Rao, Ken Watanabe, Hans Zimmer, and Johnny Marr after the jump.
The Inception world premiere was earlier today at the Odeon Cinema at Leicester Square in London and some excellent interviews of the (basically the entire) cast are coming down the pipe. If you look closely in the videos, you can see that they didn’t necessarily roll out the red carpet, per se, but an awesome maze carpet that looks like it was taken straight from the Inception title cards in the first two trailers.
The first interview is of Leonardo DiCaprio and is shown below. To view the other interviews, check out the full story version of this article.
Let us know what you think! Comment below. Also: no spoilers in these. Big thanks to isi123 for posting these in the forums!
UPDATE (July 9th): Below is a new mashup video from the world premiere. It’s basically a compilation of all of the cast interviews. Hit up the full story to see those. Oh! And this video, unlike the others, actually has our director, Christopher Nolan.
For those of you that have followed Inception‘s production updates over the past year, much of the twenty-six pages worth of production notes that were released on the film’s official website may feel relatively familiar. That said, the notes still reveal many aspects of the characters, filming locations, and music that have previously gone undiscussed. This article, however, will be as informative as possible without delving into the certain details that may be considered spoilerish.
Leonardo DiCaprio on Inception and Cobb:
“It is this highly entertaining, complex thriller where anything can happen, but at the heart is one man’s quest to uncover a long-buried truth and to get back home. […]No matter how surreal the dream state, everything needed to be grounded in our connection with the character; everything had to be emotionally charged. From Cobb’s standpoint there is something very real at stake, so all his choices, his reactions, and how he deals with the people he’s working with is a means to one end: getting back his life.”