Ellen Page Talks Inception, Plus a New Poster Emerges
05.04.10 by Ryan
A few new bits about Christopher Nolan's mysterious thriller Inception have appeared, though they don't seem to answer any questions about the movie's elusive plot. First is a brand new poster, which, like the previous one, depicts Leonardo DiCaprio surrounded by a blue-hued city, only, this time, the city is folding in on itself—much like the scene from the last trailer—and shows cast members Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, and Ellen Page.
Page was also recently interviewed about the upcoming move, but don't expect her to deliver on any of the movie's secrets ("I wish people would spend less energy trying to find out what it's about, because an experience is always way more exciting having no idea," Page told MTV). However, Page did explain how she came to work on the pic.
I actually had a general meeting with Chris, because I'm a huge fan of his films. I didn't know about Inception when I met him. I really liked him — such a down-to-earth guy, no ego at all, just a pleasant, enjoyable guy to talk to. I left the meeting just thinking Chris is this really rad guy. And then, maybe a week later, the idea of Inception came up and that he was thinking about me for it. Then I got to read the script in an office. I wasn't sent a copy. The script totally blew me away. I was totally into playing the character, and he decided I was right for the part.
Nolan has a propensity for using the same actors for his movies, but Inception is the first one for Page, who said she will be involved in more action than she's ever had to do before.
I'm definitely involved with the action, which was so enjoyable. You feel like you're a little kid. There were times, especially at the beginning, where I felt incredibly out of place and slightly confused as to how I got cast. It was such a boys club. It was the most action I've ever been involved in. Chris is doing things we've never seen before.
Given the chance, Page said she would certainly work with Nolan again.
I would, in a millisecond, work with Chris again. I found that an incredibly fulfilling experience. Despite the massiveness of this production, when you're working with Chris, it's an intimate experience. He's a filmmaker because he loves film and he loves making films. And there's no ego attached to what he does. When you feel that sincerity and passion, it's an amazing atmosphere. Despite how visually incredible and massive this film is—similar to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight—there's so much honesty that makes them better than those broad summer movies that come out.