The cast of “The Hate U Give” stopped by the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival to discuss the relatability and timeliness of their film.
The George Tillman Jr.-helmed drama deals with racism, police brutality, overcoming stereotypes, and a slew of current social problems.
Amandla Stenberg, who plays the film’s protagonist, Starr, discussed the significance of the film’s authenticity.
“I really connected to Starr because she lives the experience of code switching, which is something that I grew up doing, and probably everyone does in some way, shape, or form. Especially if you are a black American,” she told Variety. “We learn the skill of entering spaces in which we haven’t been historically accepted and changing the way that we speak or talk or relate to other people in order to succeed in that space.”
“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan talked about filming sex scenes for the Universal Pictures franchise versus filming them for “Endings, Beginnings” during the Variety studio interview at Toronto Film Festival. The biggest difference is everyone had to look so good while filming the sex scenes for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dornan told Variety. [...]
Casey Wilson discusses portraying her own, real-life grief in her directorial debut with “Daddio.” Joined by her cast including Michael McKean, June Diane Raphael and Adam Pally at Variety’s Toronto International Film Festival studio, presented by AT&T, Wilson explained why wanted to tell this personal story. “I think there’s a lot of comedy in death,” [...]
How did “Guns Akimbo” director and writer Jason Lei Howden convince Daniel Radcliffe to play a character with guns nailed to his hands? Easy, he sent him the script. Radcliffe joined Howden and “Ready or Not’s” breakout star Samara Weaving in the Variety’s Toronto Film Festival studio, presented by AT&T to talk the limits of acting with weapons attached to your [...]
The real reason behind Forky’s odd name choice.
Cult movie legend and horror staple, John Carpenter reflects on his legacy.
Tom Hanks and the team behind “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” dropped by the Variety studio over the weekend to discuss the new Mr. Rogers film, which premiered to rave reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival. Hanks was asked what he thought Mr. Rogers would say to children who are living in the age […]