Catching up with R.J Cutler director of the new doc, ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’

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Catching up with R.J Cutler director of the new doc, ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’

Fans of music sensation Billie Eilish can rejoice while learning a lot about their musical icon in a brand new documentary coming to Apple TV+.

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the film offers a deeply intimate look at this extraordinary teenager’s journey. At just seventeen years old, she’s navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family. While she’s doing all of that, she was writing, recording and releasing her debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”

The documentary is directed by R.J Cutler, who was allowed unlimited access into Billie’s life. And he gives us an extraordinary look into her personal traumas, music process, family support and much more.

Thrust into the spotlight at 17, Eilish encountered huge success in a short amount of time and had a hard time dealing with it.
During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Eilish was reflective about the process of making this documentary. It shows the highs and the lows of what she went through over the past three years.

“You’re seeing a sliver of my life at that time,” Eilish, said, before explaining that she would watch artist documentaries as a kid and think she knew “everything” about the artist. “It’s not all that was going on. There’s a ton that isn’t in there. It’s pretty much me.”

“And it’s kind of a huge bummer because I was super annoying then,” she added. “It’s rough. It’s hard for me to watch.”

Eilish said it took her five hours to watch the documentary’s first cut — which was three hours long — because she kept pausing it. While the recording process was “a bit invasive” at times, she said she was happy with how everything turned out.

It was an eye opening experience for Director R.J. Cutler who a father himself was always respectful about giving Billie her space.

The documentary starts streaming on Apple TV+ on Friday February 26th.

Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with R.J Cutler about the process of making this documentary.

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Bonnie is a 25-year broadcast entertainment reporter currently on CH Morning Live and on her YouTube channel. She's heard weekly on Sirius XM as on the Ward & Al Show. She's interviewed more than 20,000 celebs, including Angelina Jolie, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey,
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