Veronica Ferres interview for Every Breath You Take

We recently got to interview the producer and actor Veronica Ferres about how she got involved with Every Breath You Take and her character.

AJ:
So first thing is first what may need to say yes to the script.

Veronica:
So, um, every breath you take was, um, introduced to me by my manager, John Levin. And, um, when I read the script, um, I was immediately intrigued because the story is, I think it’s all about communication and trust. And, um, I know a lot of relationship. I don’t want to say that. Um, yeah, they are kind of stuck in the relationship, but that with the years, and everybody has his obligation, some people stopped to communicate and our movie shows that a marriage that seems to be, um, in a very sad situation, um, because of what happened to them as a threat created by Sam Claflin’s character, who’s playing this amazingly well, um, that this family, um, Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan that based on communicate again at some point and, um, finding the reasons why they have been in love one day. And, um, if with this movie we can change one person’s life because they are inspired to open up to their partners and, and find a way to, to manage crisis together. Uh, that would be the biggest, the biggest success for me, for the whole project.

AJ:
Yeah. And again, with the script they’re setting it up, like it’s a suspense movie from the marketing, but I think it works best as a family drama. What you mentioned about Casey and Michelle characters. So even if it doesn’t necessarily work more as a suspense movie, it definitely has it strides as a family drama, especially in between those two characters. So how was it like working with Casey and Michelle on set, if you had the opportunity to, with every breath you take?

Veronica:
Yeah. I came to this project first just as a producer because, um, you know, I just was heavily involved as well in Vancouver with my friend and director Nora, I think shied were brought to a movie for Netflix called, um, unforgiven is it’s. Uh, no, that’s, uh, the, the work title, uh, it’s called the untitled Sandra Bullock Netflix movie. So it’s summed up of your Davis and an amazing cast. And for him, King, Sandra Bullock and I as a lead producers. So, uh, this movie was shot in Vancouver and I was there to meet my friend, Nora, who I brought to this project. So was the first time she’s a first time director. She was at that time. And, um, when I was there, the, um, I got the script of every breath you take. And, um, we, I said immediately, I want to, to jump on as a producer.

So I, I was heavily involved in three rewrites of the script to make it more modern, more from a female perspective. But the other producers were asking me, I helped to attach cast. And then the producer said, we want you to play, to play the Dean, because originally this was a male role, a male cast, but they said, we want to have the female perspective on this. We don’t want to show Casey, who is, um, who is working together with his boss, his Dean, and showing them as a male, couple fighting kind of against all the women. No, we want Casey protected by a female Dean of the university and she is protecting him and trying to get him out and talking against her board and giving all that she has to, to, uh, avoid that he is getting fired. Um, so they asked me to do this, probably not just because I’m a female, uh, create you’re probably because the selling numbers in Europe, uh, better became better because of that.
But, um, yeah, this was not a major decision for me to do this part or not. I wasn’t immediately intrigued too, like with the Netflix film and the story, and this story is about forgiveness and, um, and love. And to remember at some point, what were the reasons why it’s, you were falling in love with your husband or your wife, and remember that, and, and, and these times with COVID anxiety insecurity, unemployment, it’s all about, um, not giving up, staying together, rooting for each other, helping each other, communicating, doing what we right. Do video video calls or phone calls or writing letters, or communicate by, uh, instant WhatsApp, whatever, but don’t, don’t let the power of loneliness make you not moving anymore. And that’s what the movie is about.

AJ:
Yeah. Tell me about working with Vaughn for a little while, cause this is a much different movie for him to make after he made inheritance I’m going to say last year, and this shows his range as a director, even more than taking on this, uh, provocative family drama again. And it’s just so different from inheritance. How was it, uh, markedly Vaughn on every breath you take?

Veronica:
We are already working on the next project together. So, uh, he became a friend. He is incredibly passionate. She is a great writer as well. He just, uh, wrote a script for me, um, that, uh, we want him to direct. Um, he immediately, uh, created the, the, the, the vision, his vision, and he, uh, was extremely collaborative. And, uh, with Michael Merriman, his DOP, they created this, this shadow wall world of darkness and hope. And, um, I really liked very, very much working with him as an actor, as well as a producer, because he is very experienced and just a fantastic human being.

AJ:
Right. And, uh, let’s talk about the other cast besides Michelle and Casey, just the supporting actors. How was it like getting all of them on a, every breath you take?

Veronica:
So India Eisley, how she portrayed the, the broken teenager, um, and how every character in this movie has his own agenda about loss and pain. And at some point they missed to talk about it. They missed to open up, they missed to, to have the courage to talk about their own disappointment. And the movie shows, yes, it’s a family drama. It’s, it’s scares the out of you as well, because what Sam Claflin’s character is doing, it’s, uh, to the family, it’s unbelievable, you know, kind of like a parasite jumping into the family structure and has only one wish to destroy this family. And he has no boundaries. And, uh, when we were shooting in this mental hospital, um, and, uh, I was, um, in this, in this, uh, um, conference room with was Casey playing the scene, uh, against Sam and his, his madness. It was, um, unbelievable. Uh, I was really scared and I was really happy when these days were over, when we were getting out of there.

AJ:
And with every breath you take, um, being out there now, how has the reception of the film then towards you? Like, how gratifying is it now that this is out there for the public to watch?

Veronica:
I’m very excited about it. I’m so, so deeply involved in a project that I’m right now doing with John Malkovich. It’s not yet announced. I’m not allowed to talk about it. Um, I haven’t read any reviews. I am very excited. I get a lot of, uh, messages, that people it and loved it and, um, are very, very, yeah, it’s highly, it’s highly respected. That makes me very happy. And in the months when I’m out of here, probably that I started reading the reviews for the movie.

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