EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Turturro Talks 'Fading Gigolo'

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:32
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Opening in theaters on April 18th is the new comedy from acclaimed director/writer/actor John Turturro (The Big Lebowski, Transformers) called Fading Gigolo. In addition to Turturro, the film features an incredible cast of actors that includes Academy Award-winner Woody Allen (To Rome with Love, Blue Jasmine), Vanessa Paradis (Heartbreaker), Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Sofia Vergara (Machete Kills), and Academy Award-nominee Sharon Stone (Casino). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with John Turturro to talk about his work on Fading Gigolo. The filmmaker and actor discussed his new movie, what he learned from his previous directorial efforts, why the film resembles a Woody Allen picture, directing the legendary filmmaker and comedian, not watching playback, why Turturro's acting experience helped him to direct the other actors, shooting a love scene with Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara, and why "sometimes the most beautiful people can be the most insecure."

To watch our exclusive extended interview with John Turturro about Fading Gigolo, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS:

Fioravante (Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Allen). With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

Fading Gigolo opens in theaters on April 18th.