Carol Movie Interviews: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

ON sits down with Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Todd Haynes and Sarah Paulson to talk about their new Carol movie.

CS sits down with Carol movie director Todd Haynes and stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson

Arriving this Friday in a limited release is Todd Haynes’ intricately-crafted Carol movie. Already meeting with critical acclaim, the film reteams the director with his I’m Not There star Cate Blanchett. The two-time Academy Award winner joins Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network)  in an adaption of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel, The Price of Salt. recently sat down with Haynes, Blanchett, Mara and co-star Sarah Paulson to discuss what went into crafting the intricate melodrama. Check out the full Carol movie interviews in the player below!

Haynes’ Carol movie follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.

A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.

While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.

The Carol movie cast also includes Jake Lacy and Cory Michael Smith. The Weinstein Company film also boasts a powerful score by Carter Burwell. Look for it to hit theaters in a limited release this Friday, November 20 with plans to expand in the weeks to come.

If you’d like to know more about the Carol movie, be sure to read our extended interview with Todd Haynes. You can also click here to check out the most recent Carol movie trailer.