Last January, actor Woody Harrelson wrote, directed, and starred in a live feature film called Lost in London. The movie was shot in London and broadcast live into American theaters, with audiences watching the film in real time.
The movie is inspired by real life events, and while it is a comedy, it takes places entirely in what Harrelson describes as the worst night of his life: a 2002 incident when he was arrested for getting into a fight with a cab driver just days after a night of infidelity was exposed by a tabloid.
On this Talk of Iowa segment, Charity Nebbe talks with Harrelson and asks him why he would choose to publicly explore one of the lowest and most embarrassing moments of his life.
“It had such a huge impact on me. It really did feel like I was going to lose everything, and in the end, the level of appreciation I had for my wife, my kids, my life. You know, I learned a lot through it,” says Harrelson.
“And yeah, I guess at the time I hoped I’d forget about it as soon as possible, and hopefully anyone else who heard about it would forget it. But then, it just stayed with me, and I felt like it was, you know, what it is ultimately a cool, weird, subversive love poem to the wifey.”
Harrelson will be in Iowa City Thursday, January 25 for a screening of Lost in London, followed by a Q&A hosted by Nebbe. He will also be in Ames on the 26th for a moderated conversation and screening of his film.