April 25th, 2010, 7:38 pm—On the day that Rupert Grint’s latest film Cherrybomb hit UK cinema’s we had the opportunity to interview the film’s directors Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa. What started off as your typical interview turned into nearly an hour of conversation which we have decided to split up into two parts for you. In part 1 of our interview ICM staffer Sam chats with Lisa and Glenn about everything from the films plot to fans questions on the reason behind the tennis balls, Malachy’s deleted vomiting scene and yes more details on the sex scene between Rupert Grint and Kimberley Nixon. So grab yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy this delightful interview with these two wonderful directors. Thanks to Lisa and Glenn for taking out your time to talk with us. You guys deserve much success and we’ll be there to support you along the way!
ICM: We heard that the love scene between Malachy and Michelle was shot as a continuous 10 minutes. Like, you didn’t stop. And if this is true did Rupert and Kim improvise… like the laughter that was during that scene, or was it in the script? Because it was a little bit of him laughing there.
Lisa: We didn’t shoot it all continuously because, well I mean it’s two different shots. You sort of seeing the way that scene plays out there are two different angles that we used. So, each part of it was actually shot in a very self-contained way, quite short parts.
ICM: Yeah, that was a really sweet scene. Also, Rupert has said that during that scene so didn’t know where to put his hands? Did you guys have to direct him on what to do, or did you just let him figure it out.
Lisa: I don’t think it’s really fair to let actors figure things like that out for themselves. You just look at them and say, “yeah, let’s see what happens.”It’s very tricky, that. We tried to, you know, we knew specifically what shots we wanted and what we knew specifically what shots we wanted and what we wanted to see. So, we were able to just, you know, just sort of direct the actors along those lines.
ICM: Ok. Rumor has it there was a deleted scene in which Malachy had to vomit. Can you tell us more about that, like what was he doing? And were there any deleted scenes that you wish would have made it into the final cut?
Glenn: Yeah, there was a scene. Actually, the first scene that we shot was Malachy, yeah throwing up. But that was just, that was really the night after he had gone out and painted the garage doors.
Read the entire interview via our press site by clicking here. And keep a look out for part two as the directors reveal their feelings on the fan campaign and Rupert as well as their own future plans as directors.
Big thanks to ICM staffers AJ, Sam and Michelle for their great team work and making it all come together so beautifully!