Q: How would you describe this movie?
A: Itís a story that tracks the life of essentially a great
character and what really happens to a person when transformation happens on a
dime. He has this opportunity and gets
drawn into a world that heís not comfortable with and suffers many consequences
as a result. The story really charts a
circle of somebodyís experience is experience through his publishing world, his
marriage, a close affair and mortality. He faces his mortality in this film and believes heís going to die. So what really becomes important when weíre
all looking at the finish line is really what this film illustrates.
Q: Your character does some things that are not all that
likeable. Whatís your take on Heather?
A: Heather really represents the antithesis of Robís home
life. Sheís the dark city, the greedy
publishing promotional side, the darker side of life and the enticing world of
fame. Weíve all known Heather. She is also a tragic woman in her own right
in that many women have to use their jobs and their power to get what they
want. Itís all they have. She doesnít have a family life. Sheís very much involved in the PR and that
sort of world. Sheís cut off from what
we would assume would be a balanced figure.
Q: Whatís Heatherís relationship with Rob?
A: Robís a good-looking man whoís written a great book, and
Heatherís in charge of publicity. She
takes the opportunity, abusing her position of power and her knowledge of the
city and instructing him to sell his book. She uses that for her own benefit by not only enticing him in the whole
publishing world but also trying to entice him into her bed and trying to
create a rift between him and his wife, Allyson.
Q: What about this story makes it a good holiday film?
A: The holiday time is a time where all of us take the
opportunity to look at the year and where we are with ourselves and with each
other. The story of one manís
experience, summing up where he is within himself and the journey of how he
gets there, is a nice story for Christmas.
Q: Where does the drama come from in A PERFECT DAY?
A: The drama in A PERFECT DAY is the antithesis of fact that
itís not a perfect day. As we follow
this manís experience and journey from the beginning all the way to the end,
the characters that he meets along the way create the drama that really drives
the story and exposes the drama in their own stories.