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THE MOVIE: Chasing Liberty

Mandy Moore • Matthew Goode • Jeremy Piven • Annabella Sciorra
DIRECTOR: Andy Cadiff

On the run THE CONCEPT:
The 18-year old daughter, Anna (Moore), of the President escapes from the watchful eyes of the Secret Service in Europe with the help of charming Englishman Ben. On their trail are the Anna’s bodyguards, Weiss (Piven) and Morales (Sciorra), who also find romance in the stunning cities of Europe.

U.S. RELEASE: January 9 2004, Nationwide
• Rated: PG-13


"I met Matthew when we were testing with four or five guys, and it was awkward because the script wasn’t finished yet and no one told me that we were going to have to kiss in the scene. It was a little off-putting and awkward [for Matthew too] to meet someone for the first time and have to jump right into things, when you’re not only trying to impress me, but you’re trying to impress this room full of suits. He’s a good guy"

"I didn’t know what to expect with Mandy, because she’s not very big in the UK, so I was thinking she was going to be a bit of a Diva, and I have to say I was so wonderfully surprised, she’s really a sweet, fun girl. And she’s not hard on the eyes either."

"All the vignettes of my story with Annabella progress our story and the bigger picture of the movie, so it wasn’t ever a case where I thought, ‘Oh, this isn’t going to be in the film.’ Anytime you take a role, no matter how big or small it is, literally the trick is for actors to play the role as if the movie is about you. If you think the movie is about you, then you infuse all the integrity and the arc of the lead character into five or nine scenes."

“Jeremy and I got along very well. In fact, we developed a relationship similar to our characters. We enjoy each others’ company and make each other laugh, but we can also annoy each other in really specific ways, which is fine because that made Andy (Cadiff) laugh.”

“I could relate in a sense to Anna’s dilemma. My life is a little crazy and sometimes I get stressed out like anyone else would in their job, and just want to take a break and get away from everyone. But I also knew that venturing down this path, if I was lucky enough to have some inkling of success, than all of the craziness would ensue. Anna was born into that. It was constant in her life from day one. And I don’t have bodyguards following me and hiding in bushes.”

“It’s nice that the audience finds out from the beginning that I’m an agent, because it lets them in and they can see all the crap this guy is having to go through from this girl who is driving him insane.”

Written by Judy Sloane. Back to top

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