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Pell James, Broken Flowers/The King

Though she has a small role opposite Bill Murray in Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers - which also stars Julie Delpy, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, and Tilda Swinton - Pell James is one actress about to be noticed. Here she is interviewed by Stephen Schaefer at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where Broken Flowers won the Grand Prix. The actress is key in a scene near the film's end where Murray goes to buy the pink flowers he brings to each woman he revisits. Pell sells him a bouquet. A bigger role is opposite Mexico's Gael Garcia Bernal (Motorcycle Diaries) and William Hurt in The King, a tragic Texas-set love story that required the 20-something James to play a preacher's quietly rebellious teenage daughter. James, hardly starstruck, speaks candidly about a business that is seen as glamorous but, as she points out, can definitely be described as soul-stripping.


Beyond the Subtitles


Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.