Sundance 2010 Video Interview: Philip Seymour Hoffman (JACK GOES BOATING)
Editor's Note: This was originally published on January 28th, 2010.
A few days ago, I sat down with Philip Seymour Hoffman to talk about his new film, which marks his directorial debut, JACK GOES BOATING. In this story of broken – and sometimes clumsy – romance, Hoffman also takes the lead as Jack, a limo driver who dreams of better days and better pay. His daily pastimes are hanging out with best friend and fellow limo driver, Clyde (John Ortiz), and jamming to reggae (he’s even given his hair a weak attempt at dreadlocks). Jack wants love, and Jack may have found love when Clyde and his backbiting wife, Lucy (Daphne Rubin-Vega), set him up on a blind date with Lucy’s co-worker, Connie (Amy Ryan - who is best known for her brief stint on “The Office”).
Philip and I did the interview at the Myspace Cafe. My mood: Happy. Check out the interview after the jump, where we talk about the pressures of being a first-time director and other things JACK GOES BOATING related. Also, my review of the film can be read HERE. Big thanks to our friend, A.J. Meadows, for filming!
Interviewed/Edited by: Chase Whale