Dan Gross interviews actress Gina Gershon on ‘Killer Joe' (2012-08-05)
Actress Gina Gershon talks ‘Killer Joe' Source: Philly.com
Gina Gershon warned her mother that she may want to skip "Killer Joe," in which the actress has a few scenes sure to make any loved ones uncomfortable. But mom still planned to bring 10 friends to see her daughter in the dark, violent William Friedkin film that opens here Friday.
Gershon was recently in town to promote the film in which she co-stars with Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Juno Temple, and Matthew McConaughey, with whom she shared a difficult-to-shoot scene that included a fried chicken drumstick. She plays a woman who helps plot the murder of her husband's ex-wife for insurance money.
"These are toxic people, living in a toxic environment doing the best they know how and making bad decisions and having even worse outcomes," Gershon says of the family at the center of the film, which Tracy Letts adapted from his 1993 play. Not only does Gershon not object to on-screen nudity, as fans of "Bound" and "Showgirls" may recall, but her first appearance on screen in "Killer Joe" is made while she is naked from the waist down.
On a completely unrelated note of course, Gershon's new book In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind, is out Oct. 11.
Gina Gershon screencaps from the interview (2012-08-05)