Vox Lux director Brady Corbet: ‘The movie is about the desire to be iconic’

The US film-maker on creative burnout, working with Scott Walker and his new film starring Natalie Portman as a messed-up pop star Having made his Orson Welles, American writer-director Brady Corbet is used to being on the receiving end of the brutal P-words precocious and pretentious. Those are things you steel yourself for, he says. Corbet, now 30, expects strong responses because, as he puts it, his films go for operatic heights When people totally hate a movie that Ive made, I totally understand, and if they love it I also understand. In London to promote his second feature, Vox Lux, Corbet pronounced Cor-bay initially resembles your average indie bro: the regulation backwards baseball cap and fuzzy beard, coupled with …