Following the SXSW special screening of the new Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel, Austin was graced with the presence of Mr. Anderson himself, in conversation with director Richard Linklater and accompanied by the film’s music supervisor Randall Poster and actor/long-time collaborator Jason Schwartzman.
During the Q&A, Anderson was asked by an audience member if he’d ever consider making a sequel to any of his films. In response, Anderson reflected on his work with Jason Schwartzman, and said if he ever did a sequel, “he’s the person I’d want to do a sequel with”. With that in mind, he pointed to Rushmore (1998) and The Darjeeling Limited (2007) as two films he’d consider.
Anderson also applauded how much Schwartzman has grown as an actor during their long professional relationship, “Working with Jason, I’ve seen him refine his talent.” On working with his director, Schwartzman also reflected on his experiences on Rushmore, and how their relationship has grown since then.
“It can be nervous when you meet someone for the first time and work with someone for the first time… Now we get to the work so much quicker. We know each other so well. He’s my mentor and my dearest friend.”
Stay tuned for a full recap of the Q&A, and a review of the new film, here on The Iris, live from SXSW. The Grand Budapest Hotel is now screening in the UK and the USA, and is released in Australia on 10th April, 2014.