The last time I spoke with Mr. Matthew was for Universal's "Frost/Nixon," and that was four years ago! So I was looking forward to sitting down with him for the new period drama, "Anna Karenina," starring Keira Knightley in the title role.
In the film, Macfadyen plays Oblonsky, a civil servant and Anna's brother. Macfadyen embodies the role of the man about town to a T. In this interview we talked about:
His role as a catalyst to pull us into the movie The theme of love of "Anna Karenina" What attracted him to starring in the movie? "Anna Karenina's" post-modernism The film's dazzling audio and visual work How did he prepare for the role? The film's resonating line -- will you die for love -- will Matthew Macfadyen die for love?