This interview — and it’s a long one, folks — was clearly written before Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, gave birth. “All I want right now is to be with her, to stare at her belly,” he tells the interviewer. Right now, all he wants to do, probably, is to stare at his newborn daughter, Mabel Rae, of which a twitpic has already been posted by Emma. Adorable! But, this wasn’t the situation when Bruce sat down for this interview which accompanies his cover shot of Esquire’s June-July issue. This chat is all about the movies. But on another note, we’d like to add that we appreciate the styling of the cover. It’s simple and classic with a T-shirt and boots by John Varvatos, Calvin Klein jeans and a Paul Smith belt. No frills, no fuss. Sounds like Bruce!
He’s a very, very busy man these days. Apart from being a new dad, he’s got five films out this year — Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Expendables 2,The Cold Light of Day with Sigourney Weaver, and Looper, a “return for Willis to visionary science fiction.” He’s also going to start filming the fifth installment of Die Hard. “I had to think about what I won’t say,” Willis states, “as much as considering what I think is important about the work of these movies.” But then, the interviewer, Tom Chiarella, finally gets an in when Bruce reveals, “I’ve been through enough of these, enough of these to know. I get cranked up, I start talking about Hollywood and what’s wrong with what. Or politics. I might start in on Mitt Romney.” Willis talking movies and talking Romney? It’s a must-read.
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