John Turturro, in our WhatsUpHollywood.com video interview, chats about how his movie Fading Gigolo came about and the surprising influence of religion on his film. Not only did Turturro write and direct, but he also stars in Fading Gigolo, which very much has the feel of a Woody Allen flick — which is only fitting since Allen also stars along with Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara and Vanessa Paradis.
In this next clip from our John Turturro interview, the writer/director/star speaks about the evolution of Fading Gigolo and the influence of Woody Allen on his film.
Turturro reveals some of the inspirations behind his female characters — played by Stone, Vergara and Paradis — and the palette of his film.
Wearing so many hats (writer, director and actor) can be a challenge for even the most organized person and Turturro tells us about the highs and lows, plus the funny advice from Woody Allen.
In our final clip, Turturro talks about how he prepped for the role, what part of himself shows up in his character and also goes in depth about working with Woody.