Ever since his arrest by Swiss authorities back in September, Roman Polanski has been quiet. He’s refused to talk about the decades-old case against him, his feelings about being held under (posh) house arrest in Gstaad, Switzerland, he even kept mum about his last movie, The Ghost Writer, which unceremoniously came and went from theaters back in March. Since Polanski is back in the headlines today with the news that he will not be extradited to the U.S. to face an outstanding warrant for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor dating back to 1977, we thought it might be a good time to share an exclusive first look atexcerpts from an interview the infamous, Oscar-winning Polish director gave to accompany The Ghost Writer DVD, which hits stores on Aug. 3.
There are no Perry Mason-style revelations here. No mea culpas or tears. In fact, Polanski doesn’t address his personal troubles at all. He just talks about shooting the Pierce Brosnan/Ewan McGregor thriller — his first project since 2005’s Oliver Twist. And maybe that will have to be enough for Polanski fans and haters. At least until he emerges from his four-star, alpine-chalet prison any second now as a free man….