Yesterday, Noomi and director Michael Roskam have attended a photocall and press conference for “The Drop” at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Lots of pictures have been added to the photo gallery with many thanks to Lindsey for sending them in.
The British Edit magazine has a fantastic new cover story and pictorial on Noomi Rapace in their September 28 issue. Have a look at the pictures below, as well as an excerpt of their exclusive interview.
It is a pleasure meeting Noomi Rapace partly because, unlike so many actors, she is clearly enjoying her fame. She parties with model Lily Cole at Londonâ€™s Maddox club (pictures on her phone prove that much dancing occurred); grabs the opportunity to sit front row (Lanvin, Berardi, Givenchy); and stays at celebrity favorite The Groucho Club whenever sheâ€™s in London. Even more appealing, though, is Rapaceâ€™s consummate passion for the work from which all these perks originate. When we convene at 9:30am, she is wearing a tracksuit and Riccardo Tisci for Nike trainers â€“ she has been powerwalking in a London park for the past 90 minutes. â€śIt clears my head,â€ť she says. â€śI can go for three hours or more.â€ť Luckily, she has time for such elongated activity, thanks to her nocturnal habits: â€śI often just canâ€™t sleep. I have too much energy,â€ť she shrugs.
“The Drop” will be released in the USA today. The critics have been favorable for the film. While some think the story isn’t all too know, all critics seem to be certain that a) James Gandolfini is given a fitting character and delivers a great performance in his last role on film and that b) Tom Hardy is and remains one of the best actors of his generation. There have been some nice words about Noomi’s performance as well, so have a look at the reviews below and more after the cut.
Working from a taut script by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), director MichaĂ«l R. Roskam (Bullhead) makes every brutal, bracing minute count as Bob takes a stand with the help of a damaged woman (a very fine Noomi Rapace) and a rescued pit bull [...] Though The Drop covers familiar ground, it simmers with charged emotion. The image that lingers belongs to Gandolfini. Marv sits in his armchair, remembering his days as top dog. “I was respected,” he tells Bob. “I was feared. That meant something.” It also means something to watch the actor who embodied the contradictions of Tony Soprano bring such gravitas to what would be his last screen hurrah.
Schoenaerts, John Ortiz as a cynical cop, and a never-better Rapace lend a lot of grit and magnetism. But it’s Hardy’s performance, above everything else, that sneaks up on you. Following his sterling work in Locke, this trudging, subdued characterisation is another mettle-testing triumph.
There is nothing especially believable about â€śThe Drop,â€ť but it is credible enough to be moderately entertaining, and vice versa.
The Drop is a taut yarn that bides its time. Slow-burning tension, dark wit and superlative performances will keep audiences captivated. And who can resist an animal rescue?
This morning, GMA taped their September 9 taped interview with Tom Hardy and Noomi on their programme. It’s an edited version in which both only briefly talk about “The Drop” and also the ucpoming “Child 44″, which, according to Mr. Hardy, will be awesome. Too bad this interview wasn’t longer. The full segment can be watched in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
With lots of new Noomi appearances these days, hundreds of new pictures have been added to the gallery. Besides the recent New York premiere for “The Drop” and the Toronto Film Festival this weekend, Noomi has also attended a Meet the Filmmakers panel by Apple Store SoHo and has taped an interview on Good Morning America with Tom Hardy (which will probably air tomorrow). For a complete list, check the albums below the previews. None of my recent updates would have been complete if it wasn’t for the generous support of Lindsey, Claudia and Gerline. Thanks a lot for your wonderful contributions.
Appearances – 2014 – Taping of Good Morning America (September 09, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – “The Drop” New York Premiere (September 06, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Apple Store SoHo: Meet the Filmmakers (September 08, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival – “The Drop” Portraits Session (September 06, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival – “The Drop” Press Conference (September 06, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival – “The Drop” Premiere (September 05, 2014)
Four new video clips have been added to the video archive. A compilation of on-set interviews with Noomi during the shoot of “The Drop”, a first promotional interview together with Tom Hardy, as well as Toronto Film Festival interviews from Variety and the film’s press conference. Click the previews below to watch the new clips.