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28 Oct, 2011

The Rum Diary


Heard plays Chenault, an expatriate living in San Juan, in this dramedy directed by Bruce Robinson from the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Chenault is engaged to Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart) until she meets Kemp (Johnny Depp) and falls for him instead. Co-starring Giovanni Ribisi and Richard Jenkins.

It’s a prestigious movie and it’s got a great, talented cast, so they wanted to make sure they had the right person for the role, but it was a torturous process. It was painful. I found out that they were making this movie and my heart fluttered. I remember thinking, “Oh, wouldn’t that be amazing,” but didn’t really consider it, in a real way, as a possibility. And then, six months later, I was on set. It was a weird ride.

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