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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Emily Browning/Liam Aiken Q&A



Compiled by: Jack Foley

Q. I believe you're a fan of the 11 books so far, what is it about them that makes them so special?
Emily:
I just like the fact that the way they're written is not patronising towards kids. They don't underestimate the intelligence of the kids reading them and they sort of are, yes, a little bit dangerous and kind of dark, but I think kids really like that and I think that's one of the reasons they're so popular.
Jim Carrey: That's a smart answer for a kid.

Q. Are you as bright a spark as the character you play in this movie? Do you like to read and are you as good at taking in information?
Liam:
I really like to read, I read a lot, but I just don't remember everything I read.

Q. What was it like working with someone who improvises a lot of the time? Does it make it harder to act, or more frustrating?
Emily:
It's kind of hard sometimes, because when you don't know what to expect, it's hard not to laugh. I mean, he would stick to the script a couple of times in a row, but the third time he would laugh, and then, you know, if you hear a joke, you can still think it's funny, but you won't crack up every time. You just do something completely different, so there are a lot of takes, and I think he enjoys making us laugh. He enjoyed us screwing up!

Q. Your Australian accent reveals you're a long way from home. But you have a very good American accent in the film. Did you surprise anyone with that?
A.
Um, not a lot. Whenever I had finished the scene I would go back into my Australian accent; it was really maybe cos when I was little, a lot of the shows I would watch on TV were American shows and we had so much American stuff over in Australia, so I didn't have a coach or anything, it just sort of happened when I was a little kid.

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