I’m kind of OCD, actually. Every time I get on a plane I have to touch the outside of the plane three times before I get in. […] I used to love flying, and since I’ve been doing Thrones and traveling over to America a lot, I get really nervous about it and I don’t know why. - TheDailyTraveler
Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie interviewed by The Seven Sees
Hahaha god it must be my favourite part of all the interviews they did !
Rose Leslie at the Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere in New York
I saw a number of negative reviews and discussions on IMDB, Twitter, etc. It seems like most of them stemmed from people having very high expectations after some initial good reviews from film festivals, and the fact that it is not strictly a horror film (I can understand the second reason a bit; the second poster was very misleading). Like you said though, lots of people are watching it now and there are plenty of good reviews as well, so that’s all that matters. A film doesn’t need universal good reviews to be enjoyed. :)
Also, about the nudity… I thought the brief nudity in the film (Rose AND Harry) was very tasteful. I disliked the second poster when I saw it, and I dislike it even more now that I’ve watched the film! I’m not surprised they used it to market the film (sex sells) but it really was unnecessary. Based on how she handled the nudity in the film, I definitely think Leigh had nothing to do with that poster.
Exactly ! I think reviews from festivals/journalists matter most than the ones from people who don’t know a lot about Honeymoon and expected to see a good old horror movie with the chick from Game of Thrones, so it’s really not a disaster. I think the movie is recognized by the majority of people as a very good thriller with a great performance from Rose (and Harry) and that’s the most important :)
I didn’t think the shower scene was useless or too much either. It was a really tender moment between the two of them. The second poster is my least favourite as well and I think the fact that it’s the third one that has been chosen during promotions show that we’re not the only one to think that as well ; I don’t think this poster was Leigh’s choice either. The third one is far more beautiful and most importantly far more meaningful with the starry sky all over it, I’m glad it’s the one who made it in the end !
I couldn’t agree more with you ! It’s different from a basic horror movie and if you don’t know what kind of movie you’re watching I understand you could be disappointed. I hope the majority of people will appreciate the movie anyway ; just so it’s so refreshing to watch a thriller such as this that focuses on the characters and not on the supernatural / horror plot.
They definitely don’t take all the reviews into account which is a bit sad because the movie deserves better. But it’s one of the most downloaded movies right now on kickass torrent so I guess that’s a compliment. I hope people will go see it in theatres if they can though ! I know I will when it’ll be released in France.
Well, I’m quite sure that was Rose. She said that even though it’s always a bit weird she doesn’t mind doing nude scenes as long as it’s not gratuitous. Besides they had 4 weeks to shoot and a low budget so I doubt they’d hire a body double just for that.
Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway and director Leigh Janiak on the set of Honeymoon
I’m glad you got to see it ! It was announced on twitter that the DVD/Blue-Ray will be released later this year, hopefully there’ll be subtitles in a lot of different langages so that more people get a chance to see it (and understand everything).
I didn’t think about that but you’re totally right ! You can interprete this movie in so many ways and that’s part of why it is so great (besides the fact that Harry and Rose gave incredible performances).
I missed it indeed, thank you so much ! :)