It's not possible to say anything else to damage me.
Now, if I were that bad, don't you think the word would have leaked out before? I don't even have many friends out there."That said, he seems to settle down.
WASHINGTON -- The sinner who is "The Saint" and the saint who is his co-star came here to attract attention to that movie on which, for both of them, much rides. He eats Bagel Chips and smokes Merits while he talks and literally wears rose-colored glasses; she eats a fruit salad.
NEWSFLASH: Movie star picks up her own banana in D. "I don't want to get lost among the explosions, and I'm very picky about men. He's misunderstood on some levels, but he's a great actor.
We were given considerable latitude to develop our characters and our relationship on screen, and we worked hard on it.
That is, to focus on the experience of making the film. You can't really control that anyway."Val Kilmer probably agrees, but nevertheless he's committed to an attempt to regain control.
Enjoy that, enjoy the special moments that you can have as an actor. He's not really a sinner; he only plays one for his directors, and that indeed seems to be part of the agenda of this sail through medialand.
"Leaving Las Vegas" might have been the first time Elisabeth Shue showed her dark side on screen, but off screen, she's never been a goody-two-shoes."In junior-high, we used to cut class and go to Long Beach Island all the time," says the West Orange, N. "The trick was making it home before my mom got back from work."Shue only had a learner's permit when she and her pals would "borrow" her stepdad's car and head for the beach.
It's kind of like a two-character play hidden inside a huge movie."Like Kilmer, Shue is an old pro whose youth completely belies her experience.She was in the original "Karate Kid" movie way back in 1984; she starred in "Adventures in Babysitting," then watched the career get smaller and smaller until she turned it all around with her brilliant turn in "Leaving Las Vegas.""It's all taught me a new philosophy.I mean, a movie set like 'Batman' involved 500 people. The industry knows the truth."But," he adds, "it is a lie that is based on a certain truth. It's based on the fact that I care very much about the story. At 36, with a big wad of tousled blond hair, he really seems like what you would call your basic pretty good guy.No vanities attend him, and neither does a staff of go-fers and creeps; he's not afraid to talk and even enjoys it, and his conversation rushes by adroitly, as he shows off his knowledge of a dozen arcane fields."I really am very fortunate to be one of the .0001 percent of the people in the world who actually get to make a living doing this kind of work. Recently, both Joel Schumacher, who directed him in "Batman III," and John Frankenheimer, who directed him in "The Island of Dr.Moreau," have said nasty things about him: He's supposed to have bolted off of sets, to have hidden in his dressing rooms, to have been too picky about the scripts and done all sorts of movie-star things from the age of Tallulah."Well, the most obvious thing," he says intensely, "is how poorly it reflects on them.