You will hear me say this in the video interview above, but it’s worth pointing out here – Eiza González is always a delightful interview I’ve had several opportunities to cross with González over the years, from the release of From Dusk to Dawn: The Series at SXSW to the youngest virtual junket for her new Netflix film I Care a Lot She is always a pleasure to talk to and she exudes a deep passion for the projects she’s working on and for the opportunities she has, which of course made her a top priority as a guest at Collider Ladies Night, and now thanks to the release of Godzilla vs. Kong, it happens!
Even if you’ve been following González’s biggest releases like Baby Driver, Alita: Battle Angel, Hobbs & Shaw, and more, trust me when I tell you that González’s trip to Hollywood so far has been full of unforgettable experiences and collaborations leading to González ‘Have helped rebound in confidence, her urge to produce and the seemingly endless array of options available to her
All of these opportunities put González in a position where she had considerable experience working on massive CG-heavy franchise films that were part of a production like Alita, Bloodshot, and now Godzilla vs. Kong, I asked González if she noticed common traits among the directors who are best able to handle such enormous projects, here’s what she said:
“I think it’s getting really difficult for filmmakers in these films to get the needs and demands of a studio, the idea and then the creative, and then bring it to life. That’s a lot. That’s a lot. It’s a lot of pressure that is exercised in a director and it becomes easy, who can take the pressure better than others? And do you hollow out or do you not give in? I’ve always said that this industry is a game of resistance more than anything else. Who can do more, and really, how do you do it as elegantly as possible? ”
It turns out Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard was able to handle this pressure quite well.This is how González described his approach to the film:
“He’s a nerd by nature, so as a director he took care of everything in the cutest, lovable, and most beautiful way possible, but also created trust. I think what I could see in some ways was that he was too.” Sharing was excited but scared and that’s okay I think it’s okay to normalize the fear of this crowd because it made us all feel okay, that we were all scared ”
Wingard is one of many directors who have positively influenced González along the way.Another collaboration that recently inspired her was working with writer and director J Blakeson on I Care a Lot, so that experience has shifted to González’s approach to hers own work affected:
“I think the way J approached the casting of this film has already been a success for me, whether the film works or not. The way he approaches life is very fluid His energy is very fluid he is a very confident man he could have cast anyone and believed in me and was just my greatest champion he believed and he urged and he would really want to diversify the cast as much as possible for no more reasons than just making it feel special and unique because it’s so quirky. I loved this and it boosted my confidence: “I can tell different stories. I can do this. I won’t let the industry dictate me I can only do this or that. Now I have a lot of fun, because in addition to the things that I want to produce and create as a producer or that I would ultimately like to stage, I also have fun My auditions make me feel safer than ever to change my look, cut my hair, use a wig, change an accent and give it a try! You know, I auditioned for the new Game of Thrones I said, “I’m not British, but I’ll try!” Let’s try, let’s play! What’s the worst i can get? A no okay! ‘”
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If you’re looking for more of González, boy, we’ve got you covered with this edition of Collider Ladies Night! Check out the full conversation in the video at the top of this article, or use the podcast embedded below to learn how González’s mom helped her get her first big Hollywood audition, as did Robert Rodriguez help that Baby Driver for González came about, what it was like to see Rosa Salazar on the set of Alita: Battle Angel and more!
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Perri Nemiroff has been part of the Collider team since 2012.She co-hosts Collider FYC, The Witching Hour, and hosts the Collider Ladies Night interview series. Perri is a proud graduate of Columbia University’s Film MFA program and a member of Broadcast Film Critics Association Perri divides her time between Los Angeles and New York, but devotes every waking hour to her cat, Deputy Dewey
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