Entertainment Weekly interviews director Wes Anderson and star Edward Norton about their quirky comedy Moonrise Kingdom, which centers on a star-crossed romance that just happens to involve two pre-teens.
Says Anderson, “The inspiration [for this movie] was my memory of what it’s like to fall in love when you’re that age (or at least what you think is love at the time), and how overwhelming it is. It just sort of blindsides you. When you read a book when you’re that age you can get so invested in that that the book can become your whole world. That relates to the movie also. The movie is partly about how children at that age have this overpowering need for fantasy.”
Read the full interview here.