“The Iceman” TIFF Press Conference

Monday, Sep 10, 2012

It’s happening LIVE now, at this url. Will post the full video as soon as possible!

Ryder: It’s always challenging if you’re playing someone that existed because you can’t just create someone out of your imagination and you often feel a sense of responsibility. My experiences in the past have been that I’ve had the [blessing of the person I’ve played] or it was more of a love letter, so I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve… I’ve never really done a crime movie genre before… I’ve never played a person before where it’s ambiguous of what she did or didn’t know and perhaps was in denial.

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen you in this movies. Do you feel welcome back in Hollywood?

A: I don’t know. I’ve been asked that question a bit in Venice, and I don’t know if I’m developing a bit of a complex because I don’t know if you’re saying “We missed you” or “What are you doing here, you’re not really relevant.” For me, I started very young, and when you receive a lot of blessings and success when I did, I was sort of constantly couldn’t believe I was doing this back in my 20s, and I went through a time where I realized how important it was to have a life outside of it. At the end of the day you come home, and [you’re] waiting to wrap something, and you’re trying to find… it’s a cycle.

It’s equally important for me to be a friend to my friends, sister and daughter, be a good person and have a life I can feel good about it. I feel like I need to take some time to do that. Also, actors are very blessed, but when you go through your adolescence doing it, there is a lot of pressure, and you go through this weird age.”

“I’m psyched to be 40, and I’m psyched to get older, because I think you become more of yourself. It’s not the size of the roles, it’s usually the roles that’re more interesting.”

I don’t know – if I was younger and was just starting out now [with the information on the Internet] I don’t think I’d become an actress.