I am loving Rene Russo in “Nightcrawler.” She plays the role of Nina Romina, the fierce News Director for KWLA. She’s tough with years of experience behind her but she finally meets her match when Lou Bloom (the wonderful Jake Gyllenhaal) enters the picture.
And I am very happy to see Russo not playing her typical roles – the wife, girlfriend, or heck, Thor’s momma. I sat down with the actress to let her know about my love for “Nightcrawler” and her wonderful performance.
In this interview, we talked about her attraction to making the movie and her role, and the sad state of local news. Take a look at my fun interview with the lovely and talented Rene Russo.
Official “Nightcrawler” synopsis:
NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story. (c) Open Road
Written and directed by Dan Gilroy
• Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom
• Rene Russo as Nina
• Riz Ahmed as Rick
• Bill Paxton as Joe Loder
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