Magazine article Variety

I Wanted to Make Her Human

Magazine article Variety

I Wanted to Make Her Human

Article excerpt

After several years away from the bigscreen, Rene Russo, 60, returned with a killer role as an overzealous news producer opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in "Nightcrawler." The movie, which was written and directed by her husband, Dan Gilroy, has drawn comparisons to "Network" for its searing indictment of the news business. DEBRA BIRNBAUM

Have you read the reviews?

No. If you believe the bad ones ... (sighs). It's a no-win situation. I said, Danny, don't tell me. Everyone knows not to talk to me about it. For me, it's just healthier.

Why did you take the role?

I didn't love Nina at first. She scared the hell out of me. I thought, why didn't she just walk away from the table during the restaurant scene? I'd walk away from the table so fast, I'd rather be on the street. And then I realized she was desperate. If you were alone and you had to depend on yourself, what moral boundaries would you cross? …

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