So you know there’s this little project being released next year called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It stars Ben Affleck as the caped crusader and Henry Cavill as the man of steel.
Diane Lane plays Martha Kent, Superman’s mom.
Over lunch, we asked Lane what that was like.
“She’s the antithesis of a superhero. She represents mother earth in every way. It’s another era now. Martha got a job. She’s still available as a parent is, forever,” says Lane.
So wait, tell us more.
Nope, says Lane.
“I can’t reveal anything about the storyline. The script was redacted,” she says. “I’m so naive. I didn’t know what the word spoiler meant. I thought it was a phenomenon. Why would anyone do that?”
A gripping psychological chiller thriller’s coming to your movie house Mother’s Day week. The timing’s perfect. “Every Secret Thing” is about criminal children and the mother — played by Diane Lane — who works to see that her kid pays the full price for her crime.
“The most challenging role I ever had,” Diane says. “A tragic young child and a crime and a death tracing back to parental neglect. I play the mother of one of two girls who did a crime at 11 years old. The incarcerated kids are eventually released into society — but then they’re back into crime.
“Frances McDormand loved the book and optioned it. The story’s female driven. Racial divides, police dealing with socioeconomic issues. It’s grim.”
Did it dredge up anything between you and your own daughter?
“She’s 21. She watched it and believed it. We realized the parent forms who we are. Not that you always want to emulate your parent, but you must have open dialogue between you both as much as it’s allowed.
“This scenario makes you consider your own relationships. You must love your own — not shame them. They compete for affection. That affection can not be withheld. Love is encouragement.
“We learn from our parents. Some of their ways we want for ourselves, some not. But it forms who we are. Sometimes acting out is done. As opposed to this movie, the pattern of time is forgiveness.
“In one scene, the distance between yourself and your own offspring is suddenly grabbed. There’s realization that they’ve grown differently than you thought they would. The scales fall from your eyes. You then understand you’ve been kidding yourself.”
The film opens the 15th.
The New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS®)
NATIONAL IN-THEATER SCREENING SERIES
MAY 12TH TO FEATURE “EVERY SECRET THING”
WITH EXCLUSIVE CAPTURED LIVE APPEARANCE
BY DIANE LANE, FRANCES MCDORMAND, DAKOTA FANNING AND AMY BERG
NEW YORK, April 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS®), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers. www.nyfilmcriticsseries.com