Monday, September 28, 2020

Preview of the Style Magazine Italia October 2020 issue

Eddie is featured on the cover of the magazine, and in the interview with
Valentina Ravizza proclaims the need to expose oneself, in these polarizing
times, and thus introduces the Keyword of the month: Protest.
Beautiful black and white photos by Boo George Studio
Full look by Louis Vuitton
Styling by Fabio Immediato

Wonderful portrait posted by the photographer on Instagram

Confront. Dialogue. Positive if possible. Otherwise, asserting yourself.
If necessary, through the democratic forms of dissent and civil disobedience.
A strong message, and a charismatic spokesperson.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Behind the scenes B-roll - Eddie on The Trial of the Chicago 7 set

Written and directed by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the
Chicago 7 stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden,
Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman, Emmy Award winner Jeremy Strong
as Jerry Rubin, Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as defense attorney
William Kunstler, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as lead prosecutor Richard Schultz.

Rennie Davis is played by Tony Award winner Alex Sharp and
David Dellinger is portrayed by John Carroll Lynch.

Eddie on the set with Caitlin Fitzgerald. She plays an undercover F.B.I. agent,
who tries to honey-trap Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong). (x)

The film also stars, Emmy Award winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale,
Frank Langella as Judge Julius Hoffman, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Fred Hampton,
and Michael Keaton as former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

The movie is now playing in select theaters in the US
and will be streaming on NETFLIX from 16th October.
Netflix will add more theaters in the U.S. and abroad throughout October,
expanding upon the film’s premiere on the service.


More Trial of the Chicago 7 interviews

Kevin McCarthy (Twitter/Instagram: @kevinmccarthytv) spoke with Aaron Sorkin,
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eddie Redmayne (9:02) about "The Trial of The Chicago 7".

Eddie on collecting things: "Nowadays I'm afraid I've got that whole thing where I collected
over the years sort of you know CDs and albums and things, and then as the technology moves
on they become frustatingly kind of it's not all in one place, so I'm now afraid I have moved to
kind of a digital era even though I have a good proper DVD."

Eddie on how Tom Hayden's character affects him on a personal level: "I knew nothing
about Tom before I started this film, and the more I researched him, the more I was astounded
by the integrity of spirit that this guy had, and I think that whenever you meet someone that is
sort of deeply admirable and you get to sort of really immerse yourself in their world for a
moment, it makes you want to be a better person. It makes you want to look at your own
hypocrisies because he was someone that really... - you know I don't want to say he put his
money where his mouth is but he's put his integrity where his mouth was and lived the way
that he spoke. And so it's made me question that in myself a lot."

On how does he find his way into an accent: "I started out weirdly - often in England,
if you're an actor you start out doing English things and English superior jobs. And
weirdly, my first play in London was an Edward Albee play, and one of my first films
was The Good Shepherd playing an American character..., and I did lots of little films
that were lots of different American accents. They were indie films and I worked with
a brilliant dialect coach guy called Michael Buster. And then I went to this English
period dramas phase, basically only playing English. And what's weird is when you're
known for that, that's then the offers you get. And what I love is that I think
Aaron Sorkin had actually seen a play I did on Broadway, called Red - I don't know
- in which I played American and so he was one of the few people in Hollywood
"oh maybe that guy can play American". And he gave me this part and I worked
with Michael Buster again. And I love it as a way of working because I start with
the accent actually and it's a bit like learning to play - I'm not someone that can jump
into accents, I can't do an impression of someone, I can't. It's not inherent to me.
I don't have that skill, so I have to start a bit like learning to play the piano.
You start with kind of scales or you start with little exercises, and very technically,
but I have to start months and months beforehand because by the time I'm on set,
I want it to be so in me, that whatever's thrown at me, whether it's improvisation
- you know - it's deeply rooted in my body. And this was a film that didn't have
money so didn't have necessarily like you could didn't have that time and support,
but they kindly allowed me to work with Michael for a period beforehand."

"You could do anything to anything by taking it out of context."
It's such a brilliant line from the movie!

In the next video, Eddie talks about Tom Hayden, whom he plays in the movie.

Eddie also talks about what he loves about the film and about working with Aaron Sorkin.

"One of the things I love about this film, it doesn't give answers really. Like the World was not
solved by the resolution of how this trial ended and some of the major issues with our political
systems remain fragile and unworkable, or seemingly unworkable, and at the moment in the
world where everyone is sort of standing then with bewilderment, the idea of continuing
conversations seems vital to me. And that's what I love about what Aaron's done..."

"... and it was this extraordinary thing, I've never had that access to a writer in which
you saw him going to his head and be in that place where he was when he wrote that
specific word, and that idea of that clarity is overwhelmed. And the other thing is
amazing is he just writes in music, in a musical way, and sometimes you see him
by the monitor - he's not watching the monitor, he's literally just listening, and he can
hear instinctively when the thing is jazzing, when it's riffing or when it's cooking
because he hears it in his ear, and it plays how he once imagined it."

I think this interview was recorded on the set when they were filming the courtroom
scenes in Hoboken, New Jersey.