Lost Junket Interviews: Paul Bettany Promotes 'Wimbledon'
When a new movie gets released, stars will churn out endless interview with the hopes of convincing you that this new movie is the greatest one ever. After that, those stars move on to promote a new project, which then becomes the new greatest movie ever -- leaving the films of yesteryear to fade into obscurity. No more! Here at Moviefone, we've decided to honor the long lost junket interviews of yore.
In this week's installment, we've dug up 2004's "Wimbledon," which co-starred Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst. The sporty film would finish fourth on its opening weekend -- behind "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," "Mr. 3000," and the second week of "Resident Evil: Apocalypse." "Wimbledon" would go on to gross just over $17 million domestically.
During this interview (the outlet is unknown), Bettany relays the difficulty of filming the tennis scenes. "We're hitting imaginary balls, and they put the ball in later with special effects," Bettany reveals. He continues, "So that, you think, that's brilliant, that's fantastic, that's going to make the whole thing much easier -- which, of course it does." But Bettany does admit, "It's really hard to leap for something that doesn't exist."
Previously: Renee Zellweger promotes "Leatherheads"
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