She told the writer/director, "I can tell you that few men have really been very influential in my career, but he's one of them." She added, "When (former boyfriend) Michael Hutchence said to me, 'My friend Nick wants to do a record with you....' Maybe we were on holiday somewhere.
Ray is interesting because he's one of these wonderful character actors that really are who you think they are."A lot of actors aren't. And Kylie, we're just friends who hadn't seen each other in a long time."Would it be a Nick Cave featuring Kylie record, or a Kylie record backed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis?
You can't believe that you're meeting the person who played this person when you actually meet them. "I would be interested in writing a Kylie record - not performing on it - but writing a Kylie record.
In the film you and Warren Ellis talk about the remarkable effect Nina Simone has on an audience - when did you realise you had that same effect on your fans? He was way ahead of me in the interview, from a psychiatric point of view or something like that.
"It's difficult for me, I'm not trying to be humble here, but it's difficult for me to feel I have that sort of effect. "Yeah, exactly, it's like a post-coital cigarette."You've said in the past that you're not a fan of the 'culture of confession' - how did that chime with the lengthy analysis segment in the movie? He was tying threads together within the interview - it was pretty awesome."Did you have anything cut out at your behest? To be honest, at the end of the day, the only bits I cut out was when I didn't look good! Just, 'I look like f**king s**t there, get rid of it'."There was live footage that I had cut out.
In the Bad Seeds frontman’s novel the lead character, Bunny Munro, is obsessed with the two singers.
Cave, who has collaborated with Minogue, told BBC 6music that he hoped at least she would not take offence.
Nina Simone is to me kind of a god, it's difficult for me. "After the show, Nina demanded "champagne, cocaine and sausages". Because both me and Warren really are hypercritical of our live performances. I'm glad there's just a couple of moments of on-stage stuff, that the film holds back on that kind of stuff.
What three things do you like when you get off stage? I think that was really important for the film."The directors said they planned on ending with 'Push The Sky Away' but the performance of 'Jubilee Street' changed their minds...
I said to her, 'Well, he can call me at my mum's house'." But Cave recalled how quickly the song came together after his old friend said, "I don't know how many takes, but it was really fast." He revealed, "Two takes.