• As Emily Watson told us in an interview for our release of Breaking the Waves, which comes out next week, she had “hardly been in front of a camera ever before” when she shot Lars von Trier’s devastasting and explicit drama of faith and sex. Nevertheless, she ended up making quite an impression with her remarkable performance, getting an Oscar nomination for it and becoming an international critical darling. In this clip, the actor talks about the baptism by fire of working on the film, getting over the daunting sexual content, and the lasting acting advice she got from her director.

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  • By thevoid99
    April 09, 2014
    09:02 PM

    A performance for the ages and what a way to start a career.
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  • By Lassothemovies
    April 10, 2014
    12:30 PM

    I can't believe that was her first film! It is such an amazing performance, and she nails it like a professional. Can't wait to watch it again next week!
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  • By jonathan slater
    April 11, 2014
    01:37 PM

    Ironic that she will never do anything of this quality again.
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    • By Matthew O'Sullivan
      April 24, 2014
      06:49 PM

      How do you know?
  • By Andy
    April 11, 2014
    03:25 PM

    An amazing job for a neophyte, and one of the most shattering performances I've seen..
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  • By marie kennedy
    April 25, 2014
    01:00 PM

    Yes, it was a powerful performance in a very powerful film. How presumptuous to say that she will never perform like that again. She will never be a complete neophyte again and it is difficult to recreate the conditions that elicited such a performance. Given the right script, director and actors it is within the realm of possibility.
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