Friday 26 December 2014

Arquette: Hard to let go of Boyhood

Published 18/06/2014 | 11:12

Patricia Arquette had a hard time letting go of her film Boyhood
Patricia Arquette had a hard time letting go of her film Boyhood

Patricia Arquette has admitted she wasn't ready to share her film Boyhood with the world.

The actress starred with Ethan Hawke and newcomer Ellar Coltrane in Richard Linklater's film, which was unique in that it was shot over the space of 12 years, beginning in 2002.

Patricia confessed that after such a long time making the drama she didn't want it to end, reported Variety, joking that she might "hate" anyone who doesn't love it.

Talking about being told of the concept, she said: "You know when love happens to you and you can't say no? Every cell in my body said yes.

"The only time I ever said no on this project was last year, letting it go. I didn't want it to be the end: I don't want to give this to the world, I don't care what their opinion is, I don't want them to get to have a say in that."

"It's just so goddamn personal. I just feel like if you don't love it ... maybe I hate you," added the star.

Speaking after a screening of the movie, Ethan revealed he wasn't too worried about seeing himself get older on screen over the 12 years.

"I've been seeing myself age on screen since I was 14," said the 43-year-old. "It's not a big deal, we all see ourselves age. It's devastating and awesome and depressing and enlightening - all those things."

Boyhood, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, follows the relationships of a divorced couple (played by Ethan and Patricia) and their son (Ellar) over the 12-year period.

The drama, which is due to be released in cinemas in July, has already scooped several awards, including the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and is tipped for Oscar success next year.

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