Quick take: Wrestler press conference with Mickey Rourke and Darren Aronofsky

Mickey Rourke, Darren Aronofsky, Marisa Tomei, Scott Franklin

“There have been so many boxing movies–it’s become its own genre–and yet no one had made a serious film about wrestling.”

-Darren Aronofsky

Mickey Rourke

“Darren had a ring put in his office, and every day for two hours Darren made go practice with these guys…Wrestling and boxing are like ping pong and rugby. With wrestling, everything is choreographed like a dance and you work with another person to acheive something that looks magical…These guys really put their ass on the line working off the adrenaline of the crowd.”

-Mickey Rourke on training for his starring role the The Wrestler

Marisa Tomei

“Darren did not put a strip pole in his office.”

-Marisa Tomei on preparing for her role as a stripper in The Wrestler

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