Entertainment Weekly Interview
Ruth, Joel and Jeff offer their insight on how each researched and worked to fairly and naturally portray Mildred and Richard Loving.
Per writer/director Jeff Nichols "I tried to understand the essence of who Richard and Mildred were."
Joel Edgerton adds "The real challenge for me with Richard was...he wasn't the poster child for the revolution. He never wanted to be...And the risk was that that reluctance to be that public figure would translate as an embarrassment or a shame."
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.