Imogen Poots on the Power of Humiliation
The Jimi: All Is by My Side actress, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, on why humiliation is the most important and heartbreaking emotion, how she develops a crush, and more. Imogen Poots wears her own clothes.
Released on 1/15/2015
The movie that makes me cry is probably...
Five Easy Pieces.
I think the scene with Karen Black
when she's at the dinner table,
and she trying her best to sort of
understand Jack Nicholson's character
and his family are there, and he treats her
in this appalling way, and it's the judgment
of that scene, and the notion of somebody really trying,
and the humiliation of that.
I find humiliation to be the most important
and heartbreaking emotion, and I think
that scene sort of captures that in an extraordinary way.
My cinematic crush is probably
in Belle du Jour,
when he was younger, because now I feel like
that actor may be
90 years old plus.
When somebody moves you, or is so terrific at something,
it can be anything, it can be the way
that they solder a piece of metal, if that turns you on,
then that sort of, it just moves you, it's extraordinary.
I guess Stranger Than Paradise would be
an exotic love story, I can see that.
Jim Jarmusch it up.
Which part of the film?
I suppose just the three of them doing their thing.