New pics have arised thanks to smilezoom.co.uk, those can be viewed via flickr under our favorites. Also new pics from the December Boys by Lisa Tomasetti. I also created one new Wallpaper featuring the December Boys. I was doing a bit of research since reading the book and seeing the movie I had came across an interview with Teresa Palmer, regarding the character Maps. You can also read two articles in the SDR News Center on the Cripple of Inishmaan.
After you break his heart, Maps runs off and becomes a priest. Do you think that’s because Lucy is the best he’s ever going to have? Or do you think you scared him so completely, his only other recourse was to take up a life of celibacy?
Teresa Palmer: Maybe the sexual experience was so horrific, he never wants to get laid again. And he wants to become a priest. I actually don’t know. You’d have to ask the director about the reason he became a priest. He was actually meant to become a soldier and die in the war. I don’t know where they kind of changed that up. I certainly hope it’s not because of the sexual experience they had together. I think it’s so beautiful.
Him being a soldier, did that come from the book? I understand that you’re not even in the book? I’ve never seen this book
Teresa Palmer: Nor have I. I’m not sure I should go on the record saying that. But from what I heard, Lucy is not in the book. I haven’t read it. But from the first script, I remember he always died in the war. Last night was the first time I’d heard that he was a priest. I was watching a different cut of the film. The final cut. And I was like, “What? He became a priest? Oh, my God!”
So, you didn’t even know that they changed it until you saw the film?
Teresa Palmer: Neither did Dan. He was completely caught off guard in an interview today as well. He was like, “When did I become a priest? I don’t know!” I’m really going to have ask Rod Hardy (the director) that. I’d be interested to know.