Josh Brolin did his homework in preparation for his role as George W. Bush. He came to Jean-Louis Rodrigue to work on how to embody George W.’s aging process from the age of 20 to 60. Besides integrating all of the character physicality, Josh had to also find a way of mapping the aging process within George W.’s particular life history. By using Jean-Louis’s coaching, Josh was able to discover and use in every detail the authentic human resources in his body and breath to give life to George W. Bush.
Elizabeth Banks, who plays Laura Bush in the film, is also a student of the Alexander Technique, having studied it during her training at ACT and having coached with Jean-Louis for her role in Seabiscuit.
We are really looking forward to seeing Josh and Elizabeth in this controversial movie to be released by Lionsgate in Fall 2008.