Emily Watson on Her Big Breaking Break

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Apr 9, 2014

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.