I have always been obsessed with interviews with celebrities and movie insiders from a long time. It’s always refreshing to get to know the people behind your favourite movie and learn about the process as well, be it acting, directing, etc.
And one of my favourites interview is the Hollywood Reporter’s Roundtable series which takes place right before the Oscars and will include many of the year’s nominees. I thought to share these videos found on YouTube with you guys who share the same interest in movies and beyond.
This year in the Oscar Roundtable Actor, they have gathered Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge, Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water, Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Snowden, Dev Patel for Lion and Mahershala Ali for Moonlight.
The interview was almost an hour-long and discussed about each actor’s role in the film. The highlight for me watching this one is listening to Jeff Bridges’ advice he received from his mother about acting and about the actors’ anecdotes and lessons. I think there are better Roundtable for actors, but this one is not a bad interview either. Happy watching!
Elsewhere, there is also The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable for the actress, which is by far my favourite compare to the actors. The actresses are always more candid, funny and interesting and this year’s is no less. They invited Emma Stone for La La Land, Natalie Portman for Jackie, Taraji P. Henson for Hidden Figures, Naomie Harris for Moonlight, Isabelle Hupert for Elle, Amy Adams for Arrival and Annette Bening for 20th Century Women.
This year’s questions by Stephen Galloway (who is a lousy host to be honest!) is mundane and repetitive. But, listening to these actresses answer the questions are always intriguing. My favourite part is when the beautiful Amy Adams shared how insecure she is and how she never reached out to new people or her surrounding. What a trivia! One of the reasons why I always enjoyed watching interviews is for small details like this; realizing that these stars are also human. It’s always make a fascinating contrast for me. And I hope it does for you too! 🙂