Billy Bob Thornton Talks About “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” -- Why He Waited Years to Write and Direct This Movie? 


Billy Bob Thornton returns to the world of writing and directing with his new film “Jayne Mansfield’s Car.” Helping him is a great cast (I love the movie for its performances) featuring Kevin Bacon, Tippi Hedren, Ray Stevenson, John Hurt, Robert Patrick, Robert Duvall, Frances O’Connor, and Mr. Thornton himself playing the role of Skip Caldwell.

“Jayne Mansfield’s Car” is now out in limited release and on Video-On-Demand. In this interview, we talked about:

*** How personal and heartfelt was making “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” for him?
*** What made him want to do the movie as his first writing/directing/acting gig in over a decade? His last film where he wrote, directed, and acted (along with Laura Dern) was 2002’s “Daddy and Them.”
*** His directing style and why a movie like “Sling Blade” will not work for this generation.
*** The great performances in the movie
*** What attracted him to play Skip?
*** The film’s 60s setting
*** The film’s intricate balance between sad and funny…and yes, odd!
*** America’s love for muscle cars is featured prominently in the film. What’s his favorite car?



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