Julie Delpy Interview

August 8, 2016

 

 

(One of the filming locations of Before Sunrise, Albertina, Vienna, July 2016) 

Just wanted to share this interview with Julie Delpy that I stumbled upon where she says something I absolutely love, as it is exactly in line with her character Céline in Richard Linklater's Before Sunset. In the interview she says:

 

I think that men maybe feel like they lose their purpose. It is an interesting change in history. It is the first time that women are working, taking care of kids, doing kind of everything. And men should be around, obviously. I think it is really the best thing to have a family and stuff like this. But I think it maybe makes them feel not as needed as they used to be needed in the past and I think it makes some men, not all men, insecure in a certain way.

 

In Before Sunset, Céline says to Jesse:

 

You know, couples are so confused, uh lately. I think it must be that...men need to feel essential, and they don't anymore. Because it's been imprinted in their head for so many years that they had to be the provider...like I, I'm a strong independent woman in my professional life. I don't need a man to feed me but I still need a man to love me and that I could love, you know.

 

It wouldn't be surprising if Julie Delpy herself had written those lines (or maybe the film inspired her to think this?) but I know that she and Ethan Hawke would write each other's lines instead of their own.

 

I honestly don't know why this last bit is in grey. Like. I really don't know why this website would ruin a perfectly good blog post and make it all about itself, gosh. No but seriously, it's one of those things where literally it's so inexplainable, I changed it back to black a million times and it's just deciding to make a fool out of me so I'm just gonna stop trying.

 

 

 

 

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