Wes Anderson refuses to watch any TikTok impersonators, asteroid city director revealed.
In recent months, Anderson’s distinct creative style has become a viral “challenge” on the social media platform as users create content inspired by Grand Budapest Hotel filmmaker.
These Anderson-esque elements include symmetrical compositions, people looking directly at the camera, pale color palettes, and quirky use of humour.
In a new interview with TimeThe director said he’s asked his friends not to send him any “Wes Anderson Challenge” memes.
“I am very good at protecting myself from seeing all that,” he said.
“If someone sends me something like that, I’ll delete it immediately and say, ‘Please, sorry, don’t send me the stuff people are doing to me.’ Because I don’t want to look at it and think, ‘Is that what I do? Is that what I mean?” I don’t want to see other people think too much about what I’m trying to be because, God knows, then I can start doing it.”
A recent clip depicts Star Wars through Anderson’s eyes. Through AI-generated animation, portraits of Anderon favorites such as Scarlett Johansson, Owen Wilson, and Jeff Goldblum are included as part of the trailer.
In another viral video, a content creator captured the moment she was notified via email that she had been fired in Anderson’s style.
The director’s new comedy-drama, asteroid citystars an all-star cast including Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, Maya Hawke, etc.
The film is said to be a “poetic about the meaning of life”. Set in a fictional American desert town circa 1955, it will tell the story of the town’s Junior Stargazer convention and the students and parents it brings together.
Read independenceFive-star rating of the movie here.
asteroid city in theaters on June 16.