“First Man” screened at the Toronto Film Festival and Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien Chazelle stopped by the Variety Studio presented by AT&T to discuss the importance of the moon-landing film.
“I was less interested in doing a biopic about Neil Armstrong and more about trying to figure out how we as a nation got to the moon,” said director Chazelle, who helmed the 2016 Academy-Award winning movie “La La Land,” which also starred Gosling.
While doing extensive research about the real-life people they were portraying on screen, the cast met with relatives to learn vital information.
“We [Chazelle and Gosling] had the opportunity to meet June Armstrong, Neil’s sister, in the farm where he was born,” said Gosling. “We met with colleagues, friends, and it was a tremendous amount of help and good will.”
Foy, who plays Neil’s wife, Janet, added: “They were so not protective, it felt like they were welcoming and they wanted to invite us in and answer questions. I Skyped with Marc Armstrong, the youngest, which was great.”
“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 [...]
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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 […]