You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Downsizing Toronto

Alexander Payne Discusses His First Foray Into Fantasy With 'Downsizing'

Director Alexander Payne discussed his new film “Downsizing,” in which he used fantasy for the first tine as an entry point to a story.

Stars Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau revealed at the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival how they prepared to play characters that were five inches tall. Newcomer Chau also talked about the pressure of starring in an Alexander Payne movie.

“Not just wanting to do a good job for him, but also the story is so good, I don’t want to be the weak link in there, and the cast is so good,” she said. “And also just for cinema, because people are going to be studying Alexander Payne movies for a very long time.”

More Toronto Film Festival

  • Loving Pablo

    Javier Bardem Sought to Show the 'Human' Side of Pablo Escobar in 'Loving Pablo'

    Director Alexander Payne discussed his new film “Downsizing,” in which he used fantasy for the first tine as an entry point to a story. Stars Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau revealed at the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival how they prepared to play characters that were five inches tall. Newcomer Chau also […]

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Don Johnson: Studios 'Making a Lot of Derivative Stuff'

    Director Alexander Payne discussed his new film “Downsizing,” in which he used fantasy for the first tine as an entry point to a story. Stars Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau revealed at the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival how they prepared to play characters that were five inches tall. Newcomer Chau also […]

  • If You Saw His Heart TIFF

    Gael Garcia Bernal: 'You Have to Fall in Love' With People You Make a Movie With

    Director Alexander Payne discussed his new film “Downsizing,” in which he used fantasy for the first tine as an entry point to a story. Stars Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau revealed at the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival how they prepared to play characters that were five inches tall. Newcomer Chau also […]

Most Popular

  • 'Black Panther': Everything You Need to

    Everything You Need to Know About Shuri

    “Black Panther” breakout Letitia Wright plays Shuri, the genius little sister of Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa. But who is Shuri? The character was introduced in the 2005 comic “Black Panther Vol. 4 #2,” and she goes on to become Queen of Wakanda and take on the mantle of the Black Panther herself. She’s also Disney’s […]

  • The Women of 'Black Panther:' 'They

    The Women of ‘Black Panther:’ ‘They Are Kings Because of the Queens’

    The women of “Black Panther” shared with Variety how Ryan Coogler’s film showcases female power. Angela Bassett, who plays Wakanda’s queen and T’Challa’s mother, said the women in the film represent how women are celebrated in African nations. “That queen is [T’Challa’s] mother, his sister, the all-female guard.” says Bassett, “Behind-the scenes it’s Ryan Coogler […]

  • Angela Bassett'Black Panther' film premiere, Arrivals,

    ‘Black Panther’ World Premiere: Cast Talks Importance of the Film

    Even before “Black Panther” hit wide release, its cast knew the film was a game-changer. They explained why at its world premiere in Hollywood, along with other denizens of the MCU, who expressed their joy at seeing the Black Panther on the big screen. Daniel Kaluuya, who plays W’Kabi in the film, called the project […]

Access exclusive content