While I was in Los Angeles last week I had the honor to interview Shawn Levy, who directed Night At The Museum, Date Night, as well as Real Steel. First off he was super friendly and you could tell how passionate he was to work on Real Steel 🙂
Here are some of my favorite answers to the interview 🙂
If you already did not know Levy three daughters have small parts in Real Steel 😉
Q) How was it to direct them? Were they doing what Dad was saying?
Can I tell you something? They are, they are unbelievable little actors, and they actually listen to me. My girls, uh, are good listeners. My little one though, the one who ends up saying boo yah, you know, Charlie is like my spitfire.
Q) Most of your movies are comedies, so what drew you to doing an action movie?
Well, it’s interesting because I don’t even really think of the movie as an action movie. I kind of think of it as a father-son movie more than anything else.
Q) How was it working with Steven Spielberg?
Awesome. Awesome. I still, when he calls me, and he’s like, hey Shawn, I still, I’m like, hi Steven Spielberg.
The fight begins 10.7.11
*Disney/DreamWorks provided me with an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for an advance screening of Real Steel. All thoughts expressed are my own.*