At 21 years old, Canadian writer-director Xavier Dolan has already produced two feature films that are earning him comparisons to directors as varied as Jean-Luc Godard, Wong Kar Wai and Pedro Almodovar. Just don’t say each director has been an influence on Dolan’s work.
What are you working on next?
I start shooting my film “Laurence Anyways” next February in Canada… I’m also still dubbing the French voice of Ron Weasley, Rupert Grint’s character, in the Harry Potter movies and Taylor Lautner in the “Twilight” movies. I love dubbing, because it’s interpretation work. It’s a job of humility and loyalty to the original work, though each job also has its ties to imitation, which can be very funny.
Have you ever met Taylor Lautner?
No, but I have met Robert Pattison. I highly doubt he would remember though.