A little while back, we heard that a new Terrence Malick movie was being filmed in LA. While parts of it were filmed at both The Standard, Hollywood and The Standard, Downtown LA, the production was shrouded in mystery, per Malick’s style, and we didn’t know anything more about the film than anyone else.
Three years later comes Knight of Cups. Christian Bale carries the film as Rick, a Hollywood screenwriter who wakes up one day and feels that his life is void of meaning. The first of the film’s eight exploratory chapters (named for cards of the tarot), titled “The Moon,” stars 26-year-old English actor Imogen Poots. She commands the screen—a startling feat opposite Bale—scarier with the fact that she was only 23 years old at the time of filming.
With a curious name and enormous talent, it’s surprising that Poots isn’t more of a household name. She’s been working steadily for the past 10 years, and has played a number of standout roles in huge films including Need for Speed, Me and Orson Welles, Jimi: All Is by My Side, and 28 Weeks Later. We think Knight of Cups and her lineup of films for 2016 are going to solidify her name in your brain if it’s not in there already. We caught up with her before the whirlwind year ahead, and she lets us in a little on the mystery of Terrence Malick.