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Assembling a diverse set of actors, you might think that Woody Allen just picked them randomly, but you'd be completely wrong. Known for mysterious and short casting conversations, Blue Jasmine is no exception. And even though Woody Allen wasn't present, every question seemed to relate to him. "How was it like to work with Woody?" "Did Woody give you direction?" Woody this and Woody that. You would think he was an icon or something. Oh, yeah, he kinda is. At age 77, he's been nominated for an Academy Award 23 times, winning 4, not to mention countless other awards.
Blue Jasmine is told with a mix of flashbacks which parallel the current life of socialite-turned-homeless, Janet (who changed her name to Jasmine). She moves in with her adopted sister to get back on her feet. In a mesmerizing performance, Cate Blanchett embodies the frantic and fragile, Jasmine.
Joining us for a press conference about the movie were (pictured above) Louis C.K., Peter Saarsgard, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Dice Clay. Most of their scenes were without one another, so it's no surprise that they seemed awkward as it began. Most of the questions were directed towards Blanchett, but Saarsgard, Louis and Clay all revealed some insights about the industry and the movie. Below are excerpts from the press conference.