Tom Ford talks to Peter Bart and Peter Guber on premiere episode of “In The House”
It’s quite a feat for Tom Ford to go from superstar fashion designer to acclaimed movie director.
He’s currently making the rounds publicizing the heck out of his film A Single Man starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. On Dec. 3, Tom will guest on the premiere episode of In the House, a new half-hour news and interview show focused on the entertainment industry, premiering on Encore.
The show is hosted by two legendary Hollywood insiders – Peter Bart and Peter Guber. Morgan Freeman also guests on the first episode. In his interview, Ford discusses his directorial debut and about how he read the Christopher Isherwood novel 25 years ago when he was a television commercial actor living in Los Angeles.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
Ford on his first film – “I had complete creative control of this. I found the project, produced the project, directed the project and financed the project. I have to say, I don’t know if I could work any other way.”
Ford’s goal for the film – “The film was designed to be something from the heart and I think whenever you do that, whenever you’re passionate about something, usually people can feel that passion on the other end.”
Ford to Guber, who was asking him how to market his challenging film – “We’re not talking so much about marketing here – you’re talking about marketing; I talk about marketing my fragrance and my sunglasses – with this I’m talking about something I’m passionate about and letting it speak to audiences.”
On how women will relate to Julianne Moore’s role in the film – “This is something that women can relate to. No one ever talks about female mid-life crisis in our culture. Women today (our film is based in the early ’60s), a beautiful woman is one of the most powerful things. They learn to move through society by the way we objectify them…and then…all of sudden… at a certain age…it’s just pulled from under them. And what do they do? They’ve played the game and they’ve done everything that our culture tells them that they’re supposed to do.”
From fashion to directing – “As a fashion designer, it is fulfilling, but it doesn’t last too long. Great fashion is always very current – of the moment. A piece of film, whatever the time…you’re caught up in the moment.”