THR: What's left to do on Behind the Candelabra?
Soderbergh: We're just starting to screen it now; we've just started doing long lead stuff. ... It airs May 26th, and it's gonna be interesting to see [laughs] how people react to what it is. I think people are gonna be surprised at how intimate it is, and that there's no attempt to make fun of them or to characterize, to make them seem like cartoons. Halfway through the movie, it's just a relationship, and that Michael [Douglas] and Matt [Damon] -- I can only describe it as a Thelma & Louisething: they just grabbed hands and jumped off the cliff. Like I said, it's so intimate and they're so not shy that I think that's the heart of the piece, and I'm really happy for both of them.
THR: Are you happy with it as a last project though?
Soderbergh: Yeah, I am. Honestly, I mean, if I can figure out a new way to come at what I do, then I'll come back and do it. But if I didn't -- if I failed at doing that and felt like, "I don't know how to do this in a way that's different than I've done before" -- and this was the last thing anybody ever saw, I would be thrilled because what it's about is totally connected to how I started. It's still, at the end of the day, two people in a room, and there's just a lot of rhinestone in it.