US actress Scarlett Johansson arrives for the screening of the film "Asteroid City".
Living in the Spanish desert on a quirky film set imagined by director Wes Anderson for his latest mind-bending movie was an "intense" experience, actress Scarlett Johansson said Wednesday.
"Asteroid City", which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, puts Westerns, theatre, 1950s Americana and an alien into a blender -- with critics saying it would appeal to devoted Anderson fans but possibly baffle general audiences.
His style is so unique it has spawned its own trend of people filming scenes from their lives on TikTok as if they were in a Wes Anderson movie.
And life on set for his coterie of Hollywood megastars is also unlike any other, according to the cast.
"It's intense, it's funny because the world is sort of there, you're in it, the whole environment is created," Johansson told reporters at the festival.
Having previously done voiceover for Anderson's animated film "Isle of Dogs", she added that it was her first experience working with him as "a live actor and not a dog".
"It feels very vibrant and very much like you're working in theatre. It's very fulfilling and exciting," Johansson said.
The cast also includes stars like Tom Hanks, Steve Carell, Margot Robbie, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Tilda Swinton.
"I love for us to form a troupe and stay together, and you sit at a long table and you have dinner," said Anderson, describing nights sitting around enjoying music from British musician Jarvis Cocker -- who contributes music to the film.
Actress Maya Hawke ("Stranger Things") also praised the "lack of hierarchy and the ensemble that Wes creates on set. It just feels wonderful."
The movie is set in a remote desert town where a group of child geniuses gather for a science competition that is interrupted by an alien visitor.
In typically convoluted Anderson form, the desert story is presented as a play being performed in New York -- which was confusing for viewers as well as for the cast.
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), who plays the narrator, said: "It feels like Wes Anderson is a conductor of an orchestra and all of us are players of our particular instrument and we hyperfocus on our instrument and just present it without really knowing exactly how it's all going to piece together."
The 75th Cannes Film Festival is set to open Tuesday night with the premiere of Michel Hazanavicius' zombie comedy "Final Cut.”
"This is my first lead. I've done a lot of theatre and some very small and not that great stuff in Norwegian films and TV," she laughed.
The actor and his wife seemingly scolded an employee as they attended the premiere of his new movie 'Asteroid City.'
Raghav looked dapper in a mehndi green-coloured kurta, paired with a white pyjama and a floral sleeveless Nehru jacket.
Daniels, who has performed close to 600 small gigs with his guitar, was never interested in linear storytelling, preferring instead to use his songs to wrap stories around.
She wrote, "Picture perfect... sending so much love to the newlyweds on their special day!" Priyanka welcomed her cousin's husband Raghav to the Chopra family, saying, "hope you’re ready to dive into the crazy with us."
"How do you think that I find love in my life," she asked, prompting Miles to respond with, "Pick a person that looks kind." The most adorable part came right after, when Miles put his tiny hand on Rodrigo's knee before telling her, "I really hope you find love."