For those who regularly follow our interview content – you’ll know that generally speaking, we’re lucky to get six or seven minutes on camera with the talent we’re speaking to. So it was our pleasure to get triple that, and it was time that you really ought to have – especially when speaking to one of the most interesting, diverse and resourceful filmmakers in cinema; Steven Soderbergh.
As one of only two on-camera interviews the venerable filmmaker was undertaking in the UK, he was promoting the release of Logan Lucky, a heist caper starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig. The latter in particular in a role far removed from the sharp suit of 007 – and we asked Soderbergh what it was about the British actor who convinced him he’d the right choice for this particular role:
Soderbergh also retired from directing in cinema a few years ago, and now he’s back in the director’s chair, we wanted to ask about his hiatus, and whether he believes he has changed as a filmmaker in this period of time. He speaks about his relationship now with the industry, and whether Logan Lucky has reignited that passion he once held for his craft.
We also discussed the joys in creating a heist movie of this nature, and how he feels it compares to Oceans 11. This led into a discussion on the politics of the movie, and the representation of working-class America – while he also speaks about the forthcoming Oceans 8, where he’s on board as a producer. Quite a lot to get through – but where this filmmaker is concerned, it makes for rewarding viewing. The full interview can be seen below:
Logan Lucky is released in cinemas across the UK on August 25th.