read the news // live the culture
CultureCinemaLondon Film Festival 2014Interviews

London Film Festival 2014: The Drop premiere – a chat with Noomi Rapace on the red carpet

  Wednesday 15th October 2014

The Drop is a crime thriller starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini in his last role. Michael Roskam’s English debut has been adapted from the short story Animal Rescue by Denis Lehane, who also wrote the screenplay. The film follows Tom Hardy as Bob, a bartender who works for his cousin Marv (Gandolfini). Rescuing an injured puppy from a rubbish skip one night, Bob adopts the dog, which draws the attention of its former owner Eric Deeds – psychiatric patient and alleged killer. Deeds’ ex-girlfriend Nadia (Rapace) also enters Bob’s life just when he finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone wrong.

The Upcoming spoke to the film’s leading lady, Noomi Rapace, at the BFI Film Festival in London.

Noomi, you have repeatedly collaborated with Tom Hardy…"The Drop" - Red Carpet Arrivals - 58th BFI London Film Festival

NR: And I want to do more.

What was it like, collaborating with him and the late James Gandolfini?

NR: Amazing. I work with the best crew and the best group of people. Tom and Matthias (Schoenaerts, who plays Eric Deeds) and James and Michael Roskam were absolutely amazing and we had so much fun. We were laughing a lot.

And what was it like working with Tom Hardy specifically?

NR: I love working with Tom. He’s an amazing actor and he’s a good friend of mine. And the good thing is, if you have a friendship, you can allow yourself to take risks. I know he has my back and it’s a safe place. You can go in any direction. You can allow yourself to try things because I know… I don’t have to think “oh no, I can’t be bad”. I know we’re on a journey together, exploring things. And it’s the best thing if you can find that with someone. For me, it’s a true joy and happiness to be working with him.

Have you ever thought about doing another genre, like comedy?

NR (laughing): I would consider comedy, definitely, but not a happy romantic comedy.

Anne Korn

The Drop is released nationwide on 17th November 2014.

More about the author

Anne Korn


Release date: 17th November 2014


Share this story

  • Pin It
  • Share on Google+
  • Reddit
  • Stumble
  • LinkedIn

Latest related

This Is Where I Leave You | Movie review
This Is Where I Leave You

Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You begins, cheerily enough, with the [read more]

Love, Rosie | Movie review
Love, Rosie

If you are someone who does not shudder at the idea of watching the same tired rom-com plot line dragged out and [read more]

Down Dog | Movie review
Down Dog

At its best, film comedy can be a vital medium capable of making the exploration of meaningful issues resonate with the [read more]

London Film Festival 2014: Testament of Youth premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet
London Film Festival 2014: Testament of Youth premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet

Testament of Youth is a deeply soul searching film: it has hope, love and loss at the core of its existence. This new [read more]

The Judge | Movie review
The Judge

Robert Downey Jr’s latest effort to become the most typecast actor of recent Hollywood history at worst accomplishes [read more]