Monday, January 25, 2021

BTS videos for The Trial of the Chicago 7 from Netflix Film Club

"The Trial of the Chicago 7 is not a documentary, it's a painting
where journalism is a photograph. It's not as much about 1968
as it is about today." - Aaron Sorkin

The True Story Behind The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Netflix
A look at the life and legacy of the men whose lives inspired
Aaron Sorkin's latest film The Legacy of the Chicago 7

Tom Hayden played by Eddie Redmayne.

Inside Aaron Sorkin's Brain | The Trial Of The Chicago 7 | Netflix
Writer-director Aaron Sorkin breaks down the filmmaking process
for The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Deadline's Contenders - The Trial of the Chicago 7 panel

Pete Hammond interviewed writer-director Aaron Sorkin and actors
Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,
and Jeremy Strong at Deadline’s Contenders Film
awards-season event on Saturday, 23rd January 2021.

In the video below you can watch the part of the interview when
Eddie was asked about his approach of playing Tom Hayden. 
The video is edited, zooming on Eddie's part of the screen.

For Eddie Redmayne, who plays Hayden, it was all on the page. “Hayden
had an extraordinary facility with speech, but with a quiet integrity that
drew people toward him,” the actor said of the leader of the protests.

My screenshots, video edit, and gifs from the video by Deadline.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Variety's Actors on Actors with Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne

Sponsored by Amazon Studios

Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne sat down for a virtual chat
for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios.

Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne Look Back on Audition
Nightmare Stories When They Used to Be Roommates
Variety article by By Ramin Setoodeh

Variety's printed Actors on Actors issue is on newsstands now.
Magazine scans and more in the related Tumblr posts here

Eddie on being cast in The Trial Of The Chicago 7: "It was genuinely
one of those moments when the script arrived that it sort of felt
too good to be true. And I kind of said yes before reading the thing."

"There’s a sort of sadness, I found, when the words are that good.
There was a slight desperation that, when the words are that good,
they can be heaved around. They can be played in a thousand
different ways ...
I found this very unique feeling on “Chicago 7,” going home at
night. “Oh, I don’t get to say those again.” And the weird thing
with jobs, you find that years later, occasionally, walking down
the street, and the odd line from something will have remained.
It tends to be something that gave you joy in the playing of it."


Eddie and Jamie were photographed by Zoe McConnell.
Photos from the photographer's Instagram

@jetstudios: We LOVE this shot of Eddie Redmayne
taken in Studio 1 a few months ago
@zoemcconnell smashing it as always 🔥.

(I think the photos were taken in November 2020.)