Video Interview: Eric Bana Talks HANNA, Filming in Berlin, Working for Joe Wright, Karaoke & BLACKBIRD

     April 8, 2011


With director Joe Wright’s (Atonement) action/survival film Hanna opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with most of the cast.  Starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, and Eric Bana, the film tells the story of a 16-year-old trained assassin (Ronan) whose perpetual fleeing an intelligence agent takes her across Europe. Like I said when I posted the clips, I thought Hanna was fantastic and the music by The Chemical Brothers fits the movie perfectly.  Definitely recommended.  For more on the film, here’s the full synopsis and a bunch of clips.

During my interview with Bana we talked about preparing for such a physical role, what was it like to film in Berlin, working with Wright and the way he uses long takes, how did he get involved in the project, his next movie Blackbird, and, of course, I asked what’s his karaoke song.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, if you missed my video interview with Saoirse Ronan or director Joe Wright, click the links. Look for my video interview with Cate Blanchett soon.

Eric Bana

  • What’s his go to karaoke song
  • How did he prepare for the role and the long takes that Joe Wright likes
  • How did he get attached to the movie and was it an immediate yes
  • Filming in Berlin
  • Talks about the film he’s shooting right now called Blackbird



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