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BenFosterBen Foster si Stephen Frears fac un film despre Lance Armstrong

Ben Foster si Stephen Frears fac un film despre Lance Armstrong

de cind i-am citit biografia lui Armstrong si-am vazut apoi evolutia scandalului legat de dopajul lui, astept cu nerabdare sa vad cine si cum se incumeta sa faca un film despre el.

sunt sigura ca vor fi multe filme despre Armstrong si ca magia care e in jurul ambitiei si vointei lui il va ajuta sa faca multi bani in continuare.

astazi, Andrei Paleu (simpaticul de la stirile de dimineata de la europa fm) mi-a dat vestea ca Stephen Frears pregateste un film despre viata lui Armstrong. prima mea intrebare a fost cine e in rolul principal.

a zis Ben Foster si m-am declarat multumita. e frumusel:)

pentru cei care nu stiu, dl Frears este cel care a facut The Queen si tocmai a avut in grija un alt film inspirat dupa viata unui sportiv, produs de HBO, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.

CooperArmstrongcum face lobby Bradley Cooper ca sa-l joace pe Lance Armstrong

cum face lobby Bradley Cooper ca sa-l joace pe Lance Armstrong

de fiecare data cind vorbesc cu actori romani aud cum nu sunt ei chemati la castinguri, cum nu ii baga lumea in seama. intreb adesea “dar tu l-ai sunat pe regizor sa-i spui ce ai vrea sa dai o proba pt filmul lui?” si aud scincete “aa, mmm”

la casele mai mari, casele foarte mari, unde teoretic actorul primeste prin agentul lui multe propuneri de roluri (plus ca-i mai cauta si agentul) actorii fac si ei lobby pentru rolurile pe care si le doresc.


cum e  bradley cooper care in ultima vreme trece de la comedioare la roluri tot mai serioase. profitind de nominalizarea lui la oscar si de interesul jurnalistilor pentru ce spune, Bradley a dat un interviu la BBC unde cel mai tare s-a concentrat sa povesteasca despre rolul pe care si-l doreste cel mai mult: Lance Armstrong – intr-un film inspirat de viata ciclistului.

cum americanii simt potentialul unei povesti, sunt deja in pregatire doua filme la hollywood despre viata lui Armstrong – de unul are grija JJ Abrams (domnul care a creat LOST), de altul Matt Damon.

Cooper si-a facut insa treaba, iar agentul lui de presa a scos imediat un montaj foto ca sa arate cit de mult seamana cei doi… asta ca sa intelegeti cam cum se lucreaza la altii:)

(pt traducere, ca -din comentariile pe FB – vad ca nu s-a inteles: aici e si o miscare f f smart de a te asocia cu un eveniment cu un mare impact media pt a obtine free press, intr-un context frumos. cum ziceam, asa se face la altii)


Lance Armstrong Oprah WinfreyArmstrong – despre control

Armstrong – despre control

stiu ca toata lumea e emotionat incintata de interviul lui Lance Armstrong in emisiunea lui Oprah… sau curioasa…

am vazut acum interviul si, desi imi place Armstrong f mult (n-are legatura cu ciclistul din el, ci cu invingatorul din el; in orice conditii), tocmai lucrurile care ma fac sa-l iubesc, au contribuit la a minti teribil in acest interviu.


Amstrong stie ce inseamna controlul; traieste ca sa controleze – trupul si mintea lui, pe cei din jur. Drama lui acum nu este ca si-a pierdut sponsorii ( 75 milioane de dolari – toti pierduti intr-o zi jumate, cind au sunat rind pe rind sponsorii ca sa-l anunte ca renunta la contractele cu el), drama lui e ca nu poate controla ceea ce se intimpla – reactiile care se tot rostogolesc intr-un bulgar urias.

De asta a acceptat interviul, e o forma de a incepe sa preia controlul. Si sunt absolut singura ca a negociat fiecare intrebare, cum si-a calculat si fiecare raspuns cu mult timp inainte.

imi place mult fotografia asta din timpul interviului pentru ca descrie, la nivel nonverbal, exact situatia de pe parcursul interviului: piciorul ridicat aproape la orizontal ca o bariera care sa-l protejeze; gesturile cu miinile care indica controlul – mina cu degetele strinse ca si cum ar prinde o minge e gestul care inseamna “control”



cel mai sincer raspuns din interviul lui Lance Armstrong cu Oprah din pacate nu se refera direct la el:


You said to me earlier you don’t think it was possible to win without doping?

“Not in that generation, and I’m not here to talk about others in that generation. It’s been well-documented. I didn’t invent the culture, but I didn’t try to stop the culture, and that’s my mistake, and that’s what I have to be sorry for, and that’s what something and the sport is now paying the price because of that. So I am sorry for that. I didn’t have access to anything else that nobody else did.”


in rest, tot dialogul lui cu Oprah a fost doar ca sa recunoasca dopajul, dar discursul e atit de bine controlat incit iti dai seama ce nervi incredibili are. nu zice nimic mai mult decit a fost in mintea lui sa spuna la inceput: accept dopajul si atit. iata citeva exemple:


For 13 years you didn’t just deny it, you brazenly and defiantly denied everything you just admitted just now. So why now admit it?

“That is the best question. It’s the most logical question. I don’t know that I have a great answer. I will start my answer by saying that this is too late. It’s too late for probably most people, and that’s my fault. I viewed this situation as one big lie that I repeated a lot of times, and as you said, it wasn’t as if I just said no and I moved off it.”

You were defiant, you called other people liars.

“I understand that. And while I lived through this process, especially the last two years, one year, six months, two, three months, I know the truth. The truth isn’t what was out there. The truth isn’t what I said, and now it’s gone – this story was so perfect for so long. And I mean that, as I try to take myself out of the situation and I look at it. You overcome the disease, you win the Tour de France seven times. You have a happy marriage, you have children. I mean, it’s just this mythic perfect story, and it wasn’t true.”


sau cind vorbeste despre nevasta unui fost ciclist care l-a acuzat de dopaj si el a dat-o in judecata si vezi cum si-a controlat urmele… au agreat sa nu vorbeasca mai mult despre acel lucru….


Have you called Betsy Andreu? Did she take your call? Was she telling the truth about the Indiana hospital, overhearing you in 1996? Was Betsy lying?

“I’m not going to take that on. I’m laying down on that one. I’m going to put that one down. She asked me, and I asked her not to talk about it.”

Is it well with two of you? Have you made peace?

“No, because they’ve been hurt too badly, and a 40-minute [phone] conversation isn’t enough.”


fragmentul meu preferat din interviu este despre drama pe care o traiesc copiii lui. e o situatie pe care el nu o poate controla.

copiii n-au nicio vina ca sunt implicati in acest scandal dar isi iubesc tatal, banuiesc ca e idolul lor si ca i-a dominat cu personalitatea lui foarte puternica. mai ales pe fiul lui.

You and Kristin have three children together, what do you tell Luke, he’s 13, you’ve been fighting this thing all his life. What do you tell him and the girls what’s going on?

“They know a lot. They hear it in the hallways. Their schools, their classmates have been very supportive. Where you lose control with your kids is when they go out of that space, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, in the feedback columns.”

But what did you tell him?

“First I want to tell you what happened. When this all really started, I saw my son defending me, and saying that’s not true. What you’re saying about my dad is not true.

“That’s when I knew I had to tell him. And he’d never asked me. He’d never said ‘dad, is this true?’. He trusted me. I heard about it in the hallways…..”

What did you say to him?

“At that time, nothing, but that’s the time I had to say something. I heard he was defending me and it gets ugly and at that point I decided it was out of control and I had to have a talk with him here over the holidays.”

What did you say?

“I said there have been a lot of questions about your dad any my career and whether I doped and I’ve always denied it and been ruthless and defiant which you have seen, which makes it even sicker but I want you to know that it is true. Then there were the girls who are 11 and they didn’t say much. They just accepted it and I told Luke ‘don’t defend me anymore, don’t’.”

How did he take it?

“He has been remarkably calm and mature about it. I told him ‘if anyone says anything to you, do not defend me, just say ‘Hey, my dad says he is sorry’. He said ‘I love you, you’re my dad and this won’t change that’. I had expected something.




transcrierea integrala a interviului o puteti gasi aici, part 1 si part 2

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