EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Robert Forster talks 'The Descendants'

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 13:56
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Currently in limited release and opening wide on December 16th is director Alexander Payne's long awaited follow up to his Oscar-winning film Sideways, entitled The Descendants. The film is set in Hawaii and is based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The Descendants features an impressive cast of veteran and young actors including Oscar-winner George Clooney (The Ides of March), Oscar-nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Judy Greer (TV's Arrested Development), Matthew Lilard (Scooby-Doo), Rob Huebel (TV's Children's Hospital) Shailene Woodley (TV's The Secret Life of the American Teenager), and newcomers Nick Krause, and Amara Miller

IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down and talk with Oscar-nominated actor Robert Foster about his role in The Descendants. Forster discussed the new film, why he wanted to be in it, collaborating with director Alexander Payne, balancing the film's dramatic and comedic moments, acting with George Clooney; what he learned from him on set, shooting in Hawaii, punching Sid, working with the film's young actors, and how Quentin Tarantino went about asking him to be in Jackie Brown

To watch our exclusive interview with Robert Forster about The Descendants, please click on the video player above. 


Set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. 

The Descendants is currently in limited release and opens wide on December 16th. 

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