Neil Gaiman interview
Like all good fairy tales, this one starts with Claudia Schiffer. Once upon a time a fireplace fell on Schiffer’s foot. She was pregnant at the time. “When a marble fireplace falls on your foot,” Neil Gaiman explains, “and you’re 7Â½ months pregnant, you stop going places. You sit around, and you read.” Schiffer read Gaiman’s novel Stardust and told her husband that it was the best book she’d ever read. Schiffer’s husband is the director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake). And thus it was that Gaiman finally made his big Hollywood movie.