Jeff Nichols Q+A with Deadline Hollywood
With his film approaching a premiere at Cannes, Loving writer/director Jeff Nichols talked extensively with Deadline Hollywood.
Nichols recalls how The Loving Story struck and inspired his perspective, the genuine connection to Richard and Mildred and pacing in his backyard while talking through his vision with Martin Scorsese.
"I remember Michael Shannon came to me one day and was like, "Hey, Scorsese liked our movie." He had been standing outside a building in New York waiting to go do a read for Boardwalk Empire's second season. A car pulled up and Scorsese got out, and he stopped briefly to talk to Mike. He was like, "Take Shelter; I loved Take Shelter!"
A great read over at Deadline Hollywood.
Both Edgerton and Negga are beyond extraordinary.
Joel Edgerton as Richard and Ruth Negga as Mildred give performances that will be talked about for years.
“Jeff’s script is so beautifully written. This is a story that gets into your heart and touches deep wells of feeling. ”
Ruth Negga: remember the name. It's been a long time since an actor/actress has me so unapologetically in the bag. This woman is something special...
They weren’t martyrs, and didn’t want to be. They weren’t symbols, and didn’t want to be. They were two people in love who wanted to be with each other and their family.