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Zoe Kazan on bringing Ruby Sparks to life


Zoe Kazan on bringing Ruby Sparks to life

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Ruby Sparks – the story of a young writer who creates a character who comes to life – explores reality and the power of the imagination.

The film also blurs the line between fact and fiction with movie lovers Calvin and Ruby played by real life couple Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, who also wrote the film.

She said: “At first I was very concentrated on these characters, who they were, they were speaking so clearly to me and then Paul actually, Paul Dano, who plays the main character in the movie, he’s also my boyfriend, and he read the first 10 pages maybe and said, ‘Are you writing this for the two of us?’ And as soon as he said it the idea really grabbed me.”

Ruby Sparks was directed by another real-life couple; Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, of Little Miss Sunshine fame.

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