With two Oscar nominations under her belt the fairytale just keeps unfolding for Jacki Weaver, who plays a rich and gullible widow in Woody Allen’s latest project Magic in the Moonlight
prize-winning debut at the Sundance Film Festival to Weaver’s first Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress (she got a second, two years later, for Silver Linings Playbook.)
Since that first “pinch me” moment, Weaver has appeared in a seemingly endless succession of high profile productions – from Jason Segel’s comedy The Five Year Engagement to Chan-Wook Park’s Stoker, with Nicole Kidman.
Woody Allen’s 1920s rom-com Magic in the Moonlight is her latest project to hit the big screen.
Weaver plays a rich and gullible widow in Allen’s 44th feature, which stars Colin Firth as a pompous magician and Emma Stone as the charismatic “clairvoyant” he sets out to debunk.
“I really do go from one thing to the next,” Weaver says, who has clocked up
1 10 live action films, one animation and a television series since being “discovered” by Hollywood.
A couple of days after our interview, she is off to Tokyo to film the sci-fi drama Equals with Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult and Guy Pearce.