Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

{Time Weaves a Love Story} {Actors Tell Their Own Tale in Time}

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

{Time Weaves a Love Story} {Actors Tell Their Own Tale in Time}

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The Time Traveller's Wife stars RACHEL McADAMS (Clare) and ERIC BANA (Henry) answer some questions.

QUESTION: Rachel, are you a romantic?

RACHEL McADAMS: Yeah. I confess. I am. I love romance and I think it's really fun and delicious. Some of my favourite films are love stories. I think that you just get a chance to fall in love with the characters so much. And you get to explore their lives so deeply and these intimate moments that you're not privy to in life. I find relationships so fascinating, the way people interact with each other. And just watching my parents, they've been together for so long and they're still very much in love. I'm just in awe of it. And I think it's a really interesting case study to see how people spend their lives together. So, it's interesting to me.

QUESTION: Would you like to get a visit from your older self?

RACHEL McADAMS I just read a book about that. A group of women in their thirties writing to their younger self. And I thought it was really great. They gave themselves some really nice advice. So, yeah, I would appreciate that. I think my older self could tell me a few great things.

ERIC BANA: I don't know. I think my 20-year-old self could do with a visit from myself now. But, I don't know that I want to hear from a future version of me. I like the unknown. And I like mystery and stuff. So, I don't think I'd want to know too much actually.

QUESTION: What kind of guide was the book for you? Did you go back to the book for certain elements of the character?

RACHEL: I did. I mean there such a wealth of knowledge. And Audrey is so detailed with these characters. At the same time, at a certain point, we had to just let it go and give it our own interpretation. But, I really appreciated everything in the book and the chance to draw on it.

QUESTION: The book and the movie both jump around in so many different time periods. Did you have to rely on the director to tell you: emotionally, this is where you are now? …

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