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Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien
Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien Chazelle Discuss 'First Man'

“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.”

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