Lily visited BBC Radio 2 while promoting Okja and To The Bone in London, and the audio from her interview has just been released. She explains what Okja is about, admiting it brings forward several ethical controversies, and mentioning it got a standing ovation in Cannes – despite the poor reception it initially received for being a Netflix production. She also briefly talked about To The Bone, stating it is the first feature film about eating disorders and that she believes those are issues that need to be talked about so that people suffering with them don’t have to feel alone – including herself. You can hear it below.
JoBlo has released an interview featuring Paul Dano, Lily Collins and Steven Yuen in which the trio speak about Okja, its script, shooting and more. You can watch it all bellow!
Netflix has released a featurette video of Okja, which takes us behind the scenes of the movie and includes interviews from some members of the cast. You can watch it bellow, and don’t forget to watch Okja tomorrow on Netflix!
TORONTO – Lily Collins says she’s long been fascinated with food documentaries and mindful about what she puts on her plate.
“I’m not a red meat eater currently, I haven’t been for a very long time,” says the Golden Globe-nominated actress, who is the daughter of singer Phil Collins.
“I love fish though. So I enjoy vegan tendencies and vegetarian food, but I’m not full either way.”
But shooting the new Netflix film “Okja,” about the strong bond between a South Korean girl (played by Ahn Seo-Hyun) and her genetically modified “superpig” created by a livestock company, added a new level of resonance for her.
“This movie just made me more of a conscious consumer, even just in regards to other types of products, whether it’s shampoos … or whatnot,” says Collins, who also stars in the upcoming Netflix film “To the Bone.”
Director/co-writer Bong Joon-ho’s fable, which also stars Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, hits Netflix and Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox on Wednesday.
The Canadian Press spoke with Collins about her character, who is a member of an animal rights group that tries to free the animal and hundreds of other superpigs from being killed at a factory farm. Swinton plays two characters — sisters who lead the family-owned multinational conglomerate that created the pigs — while Gyllenhaal plays a TV zoologist working on behalf of the company.
In the original Netflix adventure Okja, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Devon Bostick and Daniel Henshall play bickering leaders of the Animal Liberation Front. Their bickering is about the most pure read of their member’s manual and the proper use of translation of language. It’s but one comedic celebration and critique of modern times, that activists need purity in their group although anyone who’s on board with their fringe cause should feel equal in that realm. The Liberators have teamed with a young Korean girl named Mija (An Seo Huyn) to free her beloved “super-pig” (a genetically modified pig bread by a corporation to be really large and thus feed more people from one animal) from the corporation that created it.
Recently, I got the chance to sit down with three of the members of this liberation—Dano, Collins and Yeun—to discuss Bong Joon-ho‘s new Netflix movie. We discussed their bonded moments with pets, their character names (J, K, Blond, Red, and Silver; you can probably guess the question), plus Dano’s peculiar presence in films in which flatulence is used as an escape method (Okja and Swiss Army Man).
While doing press for Okja in New York, Lily was interviewed by HeyUGuys on the movie. During the interview she talks about why this project was so perfect for her to get involved in, working with director Joon-ho Bong (Bong Joon Ho) working opposite a giant stuff Okja and what it’s like working on a Netflix production.
With Okja‘s debuting June 28 on Netflix, interviews of Lily and her co-stars Paul Dano and Steven Yeun have been released by Critics Choice and The Knockturnal. In the videos, the trio speak about the movie and their roles in it. As a bonus, we also have added to the post an interview of Lily with eCartelera where she speaks of her character.