Separate arrival for Miller and Ifans at premiere

Close film stars Sienna Miller and Rhys Ifans arrived separately on the red carpet tonight for the glitzy showcasing of her latest film.

Close film stars Sienna Miller and Rhys Ifans arrived separately on the red carpet tonight for the glitzy showcasing of her latest film.

Interview, being screened at the Odeon, West End in London’s Leicester Square was shown as part of the London Film Festival.

Miller, who wore her hair up, a pair of platform shoes and sparkly earrings, posed outside the cinema for photographers.

Meanwhile, Ifans made his way into the cinema, nodding to journalists who shouted over questions.

The nature of the pair’s relationship has been the subject of huge speculation over recent months, with them at times appearing inseparable.

But the actress has previously said that Ifans has been simply sleeping on her couch.

Miller co-stars in the film alongside Steve Buscemi, who is also the director.

The film centres around a confrontation between a world weary self-destructive journalist named Pierre and a famous soap star, Katya.

He is angered at being assigned to write a lightweight piece, while she is annoyed by his dismissal of her.

The event, spiked with wit and sexual tension, takes place over a single evening.

The film was made following the death in November 2004 of Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh, after which his producers decided to remake three of his films in America to honour his legacy.

Miller, wearing Chanel jewellery and a black Alexander McQueen dress stopped briefly to talk to journalists inside the cinema.

She was asked what it was like to be hassled by reporters and replied: “Really challenging,” before making her way in.

Buscemi told reporters that Miller was “the only choice” for the role and was “really committed”.

Asked jokingly if he thought he could be a fitting replacement for Jeremy Paxman he said he was not aware of the tough talking BBC interviewer’s work.

Buscemi said he had been inspired by the original version of the film.

“I just really loved the character and the performances in the original,” he said.

“The movie is not so much about an interview but two people from seemingly different worlds who come together and make a connection and then sabotage that connection.”

The event was also attended by comedian Billy Connolly and singer Chrissie Hynde.

The film is released in the UK on November 9.

The London Film Festival runs until November 1.

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