Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode form an uncomfortable family trio in Stoker, the new thriller from Oldboy director Chan-wook Park, and the quartet hit the chilly Sundance scene to talk to THR about the movie – and the sizzling scenes of seduction.
"It was a nightmare," jokes Goode of having his character seduce both Kidman and Wasikowska's mother-daughter duo. "I mean, it was really fun. God, I hope my other half isn't watching!"
"He's very good at it," Nicole adds with a smile.
In theaters February 28, Stoker finds adolescent India (Wasikowska) emotionally adrift after the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney) and clashing with her unstable mother (Kidman). When her mysterious and charming Uncle Charlie (Goode) comes to live with them, she comes to suspect he has ulterior motives, yet becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
"One of the themes of the film was that sometimes bad blood can get passed on, and this is a film about bad blood," says Kidman.
Director Park adds, though an interpreter, "As a filmmaker, I don't consider this a horror film. It's more of a thriller, but if the audience takes this thriller and considers it a horror, it would be the best situation."