Sofia Coppola still hasn't watched Her: "I don't want to see myself as Rooney Mara"

Sofia Coppola still hasn’t watched Her: “I don’t want to see myself as Rooney Mara”

Spike Jonze, her ex-husband, was inspired by their divorce for this film…

On the occasion of 20 years of Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola delivered a great interview to Rolling Stone. The director, who has just presented Priscilla in Venice, returns in particular to Herthe anticipation film directed by Spike Jonze. A cult work that she nevertheless refuses to see. And for good reason !

Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze were married between 1999 and 2003. And Her, released ten years later, in 2013, is inspired by their divorce. The filmmaker does not hide the fact that this is why she prefers to ignore its existence.

I never saw it !“, she assures Rolling Stonetroubled by its resonance with Lost in Translation, also inspired by the dissolution of their marriage. “From what I saw in the trailer, it looks like him. We have the same set manager. But I didn’t see it. I know people love this movie, but I haven’t seen it“, she repeats before adding with a smile: “I don’t know if I want to see myself as Rooney Mara“.

Her indeed follows a man (Joaquin Phoenix) in the midst of depression after being dumped by his childhood sweetheart (Rooney Mara). He will then fall in love with his virtual assistant, an artificial intelligence who has the voice of… Scarlett Johansson.

In Lost in Translation, Scarlett Johansson plays the character of a student, inspired by Sofia Coppola, who follows her boyfriend, a famous photographer (Giovanni Ribisi), to Tokyo. While he flirts with a Hollywood actress (Anna Farris), she meets a declining star (Bill Murray).

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