When asked if she could tell us more about the story behind the new film Flower Girl, Flower Girl star, Lily Rabe, told us “there is a lot of different stories behind the name, which will be explained in the future”.
The story started when the film’s producer, Tom Roth, found out that a new film about a flower girl called “The Flower Girl” was going to be released in Japan.
“I was just going to let Tom and the team go and go about their business and just do what they did,” Rabe said.
“We were just going along, and I said, ‘Tom, why don’t you call the Flower Girl the Flower Boy?’
And he said, and this is the best way to go.
I said ‘What the hell is the Flower Girls name?’
And Tom was like, ‘Well, it’s a flower, it is called a flower’, and I was like ‘No it’s not a flower’.”
Tom said ‘You’re a flower’ and I’m like, why am I a flower?’
And so, he came back with the idea of the FlowerGirl.
“And that was when the Flowergirl was born.
So, the FlowerBoy is the name of that movie.”
It took two years to shoot, and Rabe had to spend a lot more time on set than usual, as well as being forced to keep her head down for two years while filming, and was even on her own plane for one.
“The most difficult part was when Tom was still doing his production, which was one of the most challenging scenes I’ve ever done, and he came down to see the cast and I would come down and help him with his set.”
Then I would go in and work as a cameraman, and shoot, shoot, shooting, shoot.
And then I would leave, and it was just so exhausting.
“The film was filmed in a Japanese studio, and the production was a “massive” undertaking.”
But, there were so many challenges and so many characters and so much more, and they came out so much better than we had imagined.””
It’s just a massive amount of money, and Tom and I both spent a lot, and we had to work very hard to get the budget.”
But, there were so many challenges and so many characters and so much more, and they came out so much better than we had imagined.
“Rabe was a fan of the film when it was released in the States, and she was especially proud of the character of Hibiscu, the flower girl.”
She’s really a great character, and so cute, and all the actors in this film were so cute and very sweet, and that was one thing that was really nice about it,” she said.
Rabe said that the new movie was not a direct sequel to the previous film, Flower Boy.”
It was a huge part of my life, so it’s hard to go into a new movie and not love that film.””
I love Flower Girl.
It was a huge part of my life, so it’s hard to go into a new movie and not love that film.”
Rabes role in Flower Girl has not been announced, but we’re looking forward to seeing what’s in store for the actress in the next movie, and how she feels about it.