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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

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Imogen Poots

Transcript

00:02
The movie that makes me cry is probably...
00:07
Five Easy Pieces.
00:09
I think the scene with Karen Black
00:10
when she's at the dinner table,
00:13
and she trying her best to sort of
00:16
understand Jack Nicholson's character
00:19
and his family are there, and he treats her
00:22
in this appalling way, and it's the judgment
00:25
of that scene, and the notion of somebody really trying,
00:29
and the humiliation of that.
00:31
I find humiliation to be the most important
00:34
and heartbreaking emotion, and I think
00:37
that scene sort of captures that in an extraordinary way.
00:41
My cinematic crush is probably
00:43
Joaquin Phoenix,
00:45
and also,
00:47
in Belle du Jour,
00:49
Marcel,
00:50
when he was younger, because now I feel like
00:53
that actor may be
00:55
90 years old plus.
00:57
When somebody moves you, or is so terrific at something,
01:02
it can be anything, it can be the way
01:04
that they solder a piece of metal, if that turns you on,
01:09
then that sort of, it just moves you, it's extraordinary.
01:13
I guess Stranger Than Paradise would be
01:15
an exotic love story, I can see that.
01:17
Jim Jarmusch it up.
01:18
Which part of the film?
01:20
I suppose just the three of them doing their thing.