Jennifer Connelly Talks NOAH, Working with Darren Aronofsky, Filming in Iceland, the Size of the Ark, Paul Bettany’s SHELTER, and More

     March 28, 2014


Opening this weekend is director Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah.  As most of you already know, the film is Aronofsky’s take on the Great Flood story from the Bible, with Russell Crowe assuming the role of a man who is told by God that Earth’s population will be wiped out by a flood.  The film also stars Jennifer ConnellyRay WinstoneEmma WatsonAnthony HopkinsLogan Lerman, and Douglas Booth.  For more on Noah, here’s 11 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage30 imagesa featurette, and all our previous coverage.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Jennifer Connelly.  She talked about working with Aronofsky again and what he was like on set, how quickly she agreed to be in the project, what it was like filming in Iceland, seeing the Ark for the first time, and she talked about working with her husband Paul Bettany on Shelter.  Hit the jump to watch.

Jennifer Connelly:

  • When she was offered the role was it an automatic yes?
  • What was Aronofsky like on set?
  • What was her reaction seeing the Ark for the first time and filming in Iceland?
  • Talks about working with her husband Paul Bettany on Shelter.

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