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AFI FEST presented by Audi will close with the World Premiere of Focus Features and Working Title’s MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. Directed by Josie Rourke and written by Academy Award® nominee Beau Willimon, the historical drama is based on John Guy’s biography, “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart.” The film stars Academy Award® nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, along with Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant and Guy Pearce. The Closing Night Gala will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.

This commanding story of powerful women and political rivalry that shaped world history will close AFI FEST on a high note,” said Michael Lumpkin, Director, AFI Festivals. “This year’s festival showcases compelling women-directed narratives that challenge the status quo, and MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS is no exception.”

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones — and change the course of history.


His first job was an ang lee blockbuster and he has four prestige films coming up, but joe alwyn is determined to remain down to earth. Total Film meets a resolutely un-starry actor who’s about to become a favourite

You’re going to see a lot more of Joe Alwyn. Between now and February — that key ‘awards corridor’ — he’s starring in a quartet of high-profile projects that are going to get him noticed a lot. It may mean his low-key solo chilling in Soho cafe, scrolling through his phone while absentmindedly messing with his mop of blond hair, gets more difficult to pull off. And that a move to La-La becomes inevitable. But for now, this 27-year-old north Londoner is keen to keep his eyes on the prize and his feet on the ground. He has a close-knit group of six friends he’s known since he was 12, he says while discussing his work in what he refers to as the “entertainment industry.” “I like that I have them. I feel like I know who I am. It’s not grounding, because I don’t feel like I’m floating off anywhere,” he shrugs, pauses a beat. “I think I’d know if I was floating off somewhere.”

Order a peppermint tea (“Because I just had a coffee!” he protests with a laugh, in apparent fear that TF may think he’s too Hollywood for caffeine), Alwyn is prettier than he appears on-screen — let’s not forget his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, wrote ‘Gorgeous’ about him — and comes across as pragmatic and refreshingly self-aware as he talks, long fingers carding though that hair and bracketing his face as he thinks. Maybe the healthy cynicism towards an industry that can burn even as it launches careers comes from his documentary filmmaker dad who provided piles of VHS movies on Christmases and birthdays that inspired Alwyn to go to drama school. Though he only applied after doing a degree in English and Drama at Bristol University because he knew he wouldn’t handled the intensity of drama school at 18. “I just wanted to get out of London for three years and have a different experience, have fun.”

Maybe it’s the reality check that the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama provided straight off the bat. “You’re sat, and they say, ‘Two or three of you might have a career, by which we mean as a working actor. It doesn’t mean you’ll land a big job. It just means you might steadily work,” he recalls. “I’m sure everyone else in the class had the same thought, but I’m thinking, ‘I’m going to make sure that’s me.'” Maybe it’s the disappointment that followed his acting debut as a PTSD war hero in Ang Lee’s hotly tipped but ultimately little-seen Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Cast straight out of Central, it was Alwyn’s first gig, his first film and his first time in America. “It made me realize nothing is set in stone as to how anything’s going to do. I wish more people had seen the film, and I think it’s a shame they didn’t. But I learned so many different things in so many different ways and I feel so spoilt to have worked with someone like him for my first film. But it did leave me thinking… I want to find projects with great filmmakers, even if it’s in a smaller capacity, and build through that, rather than just jump into something big or bigger for the sake of it. Last year was kind of about trying to find things like that.”

The building blocks of last year are no small beer. He’s playing a royal equerry in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Venice Film Festival darling The Favourite, the Virgin Queen’s suitor in Mary Queen of Scots, a teen boy in Joel Edgerton’s starry gay conversion drama Boy Erased, and the complicated son of a real-life Nazi war criminal in Operation Finale. All are courting gongs buzz. “If the films do well, in whatever capacity, then that’s great,” Alwyn smiles. “It was just fun to be a part of very different projects. So much stuff you read isn’t that great, so it was just a nice rarity last year to read a number of things that I liked, and to be able to go for them and get them.”

Modesty aside, all four projects are savvy choices — working with noted filmmakers and esteemed casts on pertinent topics. Operation Finale charts the capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley) by Mossad agents in 1960 and explores the idea of extremism living next door — in Alwyn’s character’s case, in the form of a flaxen-haired, blue-eyed, apparently charming boy dating a Jewish girl. “At the time, I just thought it was an interesting story that I didn’t know about,” he says as we discuss events in Charlottesville making this period drama horribly relevant. “But decades later, there’s still the rise of right-wing nationalism, antisemitism and all kinds of divisions and oppressions. It’s a reminder that that still exists today, and is sadly relevant.”
Also relevant in a #TimesUp world are The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots — led by women and telling stores of the female experience. The Favourite loosely follows the shenanigans of Queen Anne’s (Olivia Colman) 18th Century court as her right-hand woman, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), and social-climbing servant, Abigail (Emma Stone), vie for power amid lobster racing and bawdiness. Alwyn is the object of Abigail’s manipulative affection.

Lanthimos had the cast rehearse for two weeks before shooting by “rolling around on the floor, switching characters, dancing around” like a return to drama school, with “no consideration of historical accuracy, or the characters and motivation and intention,” laughs Alwyn. “Which, obviously, everyone had turned up with their history books, ready for!” The results, he promises, are “funny, dark… a little twisted, a beautiful film.” And the three women are incredible — it’s great to see a female-driven, female-led film.”

Though similarities could be drawn between that and the 16th century drama of Elizabeth I’s (Margot Robbie) power struggle with her half-sister Mary (Saoirse Ronan) in Josie Rourke’s biopic, Alwyn insists they had very different approaches. Rehearsals weren’t rolling around on the floor for this one (“We were all doing table reads, pens and pencils out, marking the text, and talking about the history with a historian in the room”) and he deep-dived researched his character, Elizabeth’s lover and ‘Master of the Horse’ (“I learnt to ride a horse for The Favourite and Mary but you hardly see me on one in either!”), Robert Dudley. “It was interesting to me that they were childhood friends, and therefore had this bond before she became queen,” he muses. “So you get the sense that he knows the real her.”

It’s impossible to ignore the parallels between his own life and this role, TF suggests, given he knows personally what it’s like to date a globally famous and powerful woman who’s rewriting the rules within a man’s world. Alwyn smiles ruefully, and elegantly sidesteps with a shrug: “I understand people’s curiosity in the world we live in, about people’s private lives. Well, I don’t understand it, but I know it exists. But someone’s private life is private. For me, I just don’t feel it’s something I want to offer up to be picked apart by people who don’t know about it, and it’s just not theirs to have.”

This strict delineation of public and private personas seems to have served him well as the enigmatic Henry, a friend to a gay teen (Lucas Hedges) who is sent to conversion camp by his evangelical parents (Russell Crowe, and Nicole Kidman) in Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased. It is, says Alwyn, “A very small part but a very important one. I’m reluctant to say too much about him, because I think it’ll be more impactful if people see it and don’t know his story.” And again, it’s a project that speaks to the times we live in, with ‘conversion treatment’ — in which gay people are supposedly ‘cured’ of their non-heterosexuality — remaining a political issue despite being discredited. “It’s so topical, which is terrifying,” adds Alwyn. “It’s an important, brilliant script — I wanted to be a part of this story with these people, whether it was doing one day or eight weeks.”

Wanting to be part of a story is something Alwyn refers to more than once, name-checking Phillip Seymour Hoffman as an actor he admires in his ability to create memorable, human characters from both supporting and lead roles. What he’s less interested in is the accompanying media circus and the fame that a growing body of work ultimately brings. “I know that’s a side to it all, and obviously, to a degree, I have experienced it… but honestly, I worry much more about finding the next thing to do,” he laughs. “And just paying the bills.” With a slate like this, it’s unlikely he’ll be worrying about either next year


Seu primeiro trabalho foi em um blockbuster de ang Lee e ele tem quatro filmes de prestígio chegando, mas Joe Alwyn está determinado a permanecer na Terra. Total Film encontra um ator decididamente não-estrelado que está prestes a se tornar um favorito

Você vai ver muito mais de Joe Alwyn. Entre agora e fevereiro – na principal temporada de premiações – ele está estrelando em um quarteto de projetos de grande perfil que vão fazer com que ele seja muito notado. Isso pode significar que seu costume de ficar curtindo discretamente seu tempo no Soho Cafe, enquanto olha seu celular distraidamente e mexe no seu cabelo loiro, ficará mais difícil de acontecer. E que uma mudança para Los Angeles se torna inevitável. Mas por enquanto, o britânico, de 27 anos, quer manter o foco na carreira e os pés no chão. Ele tem um grupo bem unido de seis amigos que ele conhece desde os 12 anos, ele diz enquanto discute seu trabalho do que ele chama de “indústria do entretenimento”. “Eu gosto de manter essas amizades. Eu sinto que sei quem eu sou. Não é questão de manter os pés no chão, por que eu não me sinto flutuando para lugar algum”, ele dá de ombros, faz uma pausa. “Eu acho que eu saberia se eu estivesse flutuando para algum lugar.”

Peça um chá de hortelã (“Porque eu acabei de tomar um café!” Ele protesta com uma risada, aparentemente com medo de que eu possa pensar que ele é muito Hollywood para cafeína), Alwyn é mais bonito do que aparece na tela – não vamos esquecer que sua namorada, Taylor Swift, escreveu ‘Gorgeous’ sobre ele – e se mostra pragmático e refrescantemente autoconsciente enquanto fala, dedos longos penteando aquele cabelo e envolvendo seu rosto enquanto ele pensa. Talvez o cinismo saudável em direção a uma indústria onde a queda pode vir tão rápido quanto a ascensão de carreiras venha de seu pai documentarista, que forneceu pilhas de filmes em VHS no Natal e aniversários que inspiraram Alwyn a ir à escola de teatro. Embora ele só tenha se candidatado depois de se formar em literatura inglesa e teatro na Universidade de Bristol porque sabia que não lidaria com a intensidade da escola de teatro aos 18. “Eu só queria sair de Londres por três anos e ter uma experiência diferente, Divertida.”

Talvez seja o choque de realidade que a Royal Central School of Speech e Drama forneceu imediatamente. “Você está sentado, e eles dizem: “Dois ou três de vocês podem ter uma carreira, e com isso queremos dizer como um ator que trabalha regularmente. Isso não significa que você conseguirá um grande trabalho. Significa apenas que você pode trabalhar consistentemente”, lembra ele. “Tenho certeza de que todos os outros da turma tiveram o mesmo pensamento, mas eu estava pensando: ‘Vou me certificar de que seja eu'”. Talvez seja a decepção que se seguiu à sua estréia de ator como um herói de guerra em um filme de grande perfil de Ang Lee, Billy Lynn Long Halftime Walk mas que acabou sendo pouco visto. Direto da Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, foi o primeiro filme de Alwyn, e sua primeira vez na América. “Isso me fez perceber que nada está garantido sobre como um filme vai se sair. Eu gostaria que mais pessoas tivessem visto o filme, e eu acho que é uma pena que não. Mas eu aprendi tantas coisas diferentes de tantas maneiras diferentes e me sinto tão mimado por ter trabalhado com alguém como ele no meu primeiro filme. Mas isso me fez pensar … Eu quero encontrar projetos com grandes cineastas, mesmo que em papéis menores, e construir minha carreira através disso, ao invés de apenas pular em algo grande ou maior por causa do tamanho. O ano passado foi meio que tentar encontrar coisas assim.

Os seus trabalhos do ano passado não são realizações pequenas. Ele está interpretando em um filme de Yorgos Lanthimos que estreou no Festival de cinema de Veneza, A Favorita, é o pretendente da Rainha Virgem em Mary Queen of Scots, um garoto adolescente no filme dirigido e estrelado por Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased, e o complicado filho de um nazista da vida real em Operação Finale. Todos os filmes estão gerando buzz. “Se os filmes forem bem, em qualquer capacidade, então é ótimo”, Alwyn sorri. “Foi divertido fazer parte de projetos muito diferentes. Tantas coisas que você lê e não são tão boas, então foi uma raridade bacana no ano passado ler uma série de coisas que eu gostei, e poder ir atrás delas e consegui-las.”

Modéstia à parte, todos os quatro projetos são escolhas espertas – trabalhando com cineastas notáveis ​​e elencos estrelados em tópicos pertinentes. A Operação Final mostra a captura do Tenente Coronel Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley) pelos agentes do Mossad em 1960 e explora a ideia de extremismo vivendo ao nosso lado – no caso do personagem de Alwyn, na forma de um garoto de cabelo loiro, olhos azuis, aparentemente charmoso, namorando uma menina judia. “Na época, eu achava que era uma história interessante que eu não conhecia”, ele diz enquanto discutimos os eventos em Charlottesville tornando esse drama de época horrivelmente relevante. “Mas, décadas depois, ainda há o aumento do nacionalismo de direita, anti-semitismo e todos os tipos de divisões e opressões. É um lembrete de que isso ainda existe hoje e é, infelizmente, relevante ”. Outros também relevantes em um mundo com #TimesUp são The Favorite e Mary Queen of Scots – liderados por mulheres e contando as experiências femininas. The Favorite segue levemente a história da corte da Rainha Anne no século XVIII (Olivia Colman) enquanto seu braço direito, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), e a serva de escalada social, Abigail (Emma Stone) disputam o poder em meio a corridas de lagostas e atrevimentos. Alwyn é o interesse romântico da manipuladora Abigail.

Lanthimos mandou o elenco ensaiar por duas semanas antes de filmar “rolando pelo chão, trocando de personagem, dançando” como um retorno à escola de teatro, com “nenhuma consideração de precisão histórica, ou os personagens e motivação e intenção”, ri Alwyn. . “O que foi inesperado, obviamente todos apareceram com seus livros de história, prontos para o ensaio!” Os resultados, ele promete, são “engraçados, obscuros… um pouco distorcidos, um filme lindo”. E as três mulheres são incríveis – é ótimo ver um filme liderado por mulheres e protagonizado por mulheres. ”

Embora possam ser traçadas semelhanças entre isso e o drama do século 16 da luta de poder de Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) com sua prima Mary (Saoirse Ronan) no filme biográfico de Josie Rourke, Alwyn insiste que eles tinham abordagens muito diferentes. Os ensaios para esse filme não foram tão inesperados (“Estávamos todos fazendo leituras de mesa, com canetas e lápis marcando o texto, e falando sobre a história com um historiador na sala”) e ele mergulhou profundamente pesquisando a história do seu personagem, amante de Elizabeth e “Mestre do Cavalo” (“aprendi a andar de cavalo para The Favorite e Mary, mas você mal me vê cavalgando em ambos os filmes!”), Robert Dudley. “Foi interessante para mim que eles eram amigos de infância e, portanto, tinham esse vínculo antes dela se tornar rainha”, ele reflete. “Então você tem a sensação de que ele conhece ela verdadeiramente.”

É impossível ignorar os paralelos entre sua própria vida e esse papel, já que ele conhece pessoalmente como é namorar uma mulher mundialmente famosa e poderosa que está reescrevendo as regras dentro de um mundo de homens. Alwyn sorri vagarozamente, e elegantemente evita dar de ombros: “Eu entendo a curiosidade das pessoas no mundo em que vivemos, sobre a vida pessoal das pessoas. Bem, eu não entendo, mas sei que existe. Mas a vida privada de alguém é privada. Para mim, não acho que seja algo que eu queira compartilhar para ser comentado por pessoas que não sabem nada sobre um assunto que não é deles. ”

Esse delineamento restrito de personalidades públicas e privadas parece tê-lo servido bem como o enigmático Henry, um amigo de um adolescente gay (Lucas Hedges) que é enviado para o campo de conversões por seus pais evangélicos (Russell Crowe e Nicole Kidman) dirigido por Joel Edgerton. Boy Erased.  Alwyn diz, “ É um papel muito pequeno, mas muito importante. Estou relutante em falar muito sobre ele, porque acho que será mais impactante se as pessoas o virem e não souberem a história dele. ”E novamente, é um projeto que fala sobre os tempos em que vivemos, com ‘ tratamento de conversão ‘- em que os gays são supostamente’ curados ‘de sua não-heterossexualidade – permanecendo uma questão política apesar de estarem desacreditados. “É tão atual, o que é assustador”, acrescenta Alwyn. “É um roteiro importante e brilhante – eu queria fazer parte dessa história com essas pessoas, seja por um dia ou oito semanas.”

Querer fazer parte de uma história é algo que Alwyn se refere mais de uma vez, citando Phillip Seymour Hoffman como um ator que admira por sua capacidade de criar personagens humanos memoráveis, tanto em papéis coadjuvantes quanto de protagonistas. O que ele está menos interessado é no circo da mídia que o acompanha e na fama que a ascensão do trabalho acaba trazendo. “Eu sei que é uma consequência, obviamente, até certo ponto, eu tenho experimentado isso … mas, sinceramente, eu me preocupo muito mais em encontrar meus próximos projetos”, ele ri. “E pagar minhas contas.” Com um currículo como esse, é improvável que ele tenha que se preocupar com o próximo ano.

Tradução e Adaptação – Equipe Joe Alwyn Online

Joe has a new interview in the October 2018 issue of British Vogue, where he discusses his upcoming movies and how he manages fame. Read the full interview below!

Joe Alwyn is very tall, very blond, and about to have a very good autumn. “Am I?” ponders the North Londoner, his prospective movie-star mouth curling into a self-deprecatingly British half-smile. We can dispense with the faux modesty. There is scarcely an Oscar-bait movie this Autumn that Alwyn does not have a juicy supporting role in. Add to this fact that he’s on his second round of duties fronting Prada’s menswear campaigns and you get the picture. Oh, and he’s Taylor Swift’s boyfriend.

For now, though, the 27-year-old remains largely un-tickled by fame, his 6ft 2in frame stooped elegantly over a flat white in an anonymous coffee shop in central London. Up close, in a plaid shirt and jeans, he looks like a cross between a young Leonardo DiCaprio and a golden retreiver, which has wooed Hollywood into providing him with a major moment. Over the next few months you’ll see him play Robert Dudley, counsellor and lover to Margot Robbie’s Elizabeth I, in Mary Queen of Scots (“he’s led by loyalty and true romantic love”); Emma Stone’s seducer at the court of Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’s historical romp The Favourite, (“there’s a lot of cat and mouse”); Ben Kingsley’s son in Nazi-hunter drama Operation Finale; and Lucas Hedges’s lover in the moving gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased, with Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. Not bad for a man with a single previous film credit to his name (albeit the title role in Ang Lee’s 2016 post-Iraq War opus Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk).

For all the exciting company he’s been keeping, there is one person everyone wants to hear about. He smiles. “I’m aware people want to know about that side of things,” he says of his relationship with the world’s most famous dater, who met in the wake of his initial success a couple years ago. “I think we have been successfully very private, and that has now sunk in for people.” As he leans back in his chair, you can see how on brand he is for Ms Swift: British (obviously), doe-eyed, a little bit fashion but with the air of an eternal undergrad student. The tabloids often dispense with his name and call him “Taylor bae” (does this sting? He wouldn’t like to say), but they’ve been living together on-and-off for a while now. Naturally, she’s written a song for him — “Gorgeous”.

“But I really prefer to talk about work,” he says. In truth, there’s something almost anachronistic about the smoothness of Alwyn’s rise: son of a middle-class documentary filmmaker father psychotherapist mother, his early years were spent as one of those children in cute private school uniform you see on the Tube, off to take up his scholarship at the City of London School. After a casting director talent-spotted him a local drama class, he auditioned to play the boy in Love Acturally (“obviously I didn’t get the part”), performed with the National Youth Theatre, then read English and Drama at Bristol, before heading to the Central School for Speech and Drama. A brilliant natural actor, especially gifted at quiet emotion, he was plucked by Lee to star in his PTSD war drama before he’d finished his final year. As breaks go, it was “life changing”.

Yet, as he awaits his follow-up moment, there is also a modern edge to Alwyn. In many ways, he is post-#metoo Hollywood’s answer to the ingenue conundrum in 2018. Pretty, talented and uncorrupted by fame, with a big debut under his belt, and now playing the love interest to the industry’s biggest names while going out with a very famous one in real life… it turns out that the most straightforward starlet for our times is a man. So what are his tips for navigating it? “You just try and be cool, which I’m terrible at, and not get caught up in the other fluffy stuff of things,” he says. “All the rubbish.”


Joe foi entrevistado para a edição de outubro da Vogue britânica, onde discute seus próximos filmes e como ele gerencia a fama. Leia a entrevista completa abaixo:

Joe Alwyn é muito alto, muito loiro e está prestes a ter um outono muito bom. “Eu estou?”, Pondera o londrino, com a boca de potencial estrela de cinema se curvando em um meio sorriso britânico auto-depreciativo. Podemos dispensar a falsa modéstia. Não há praticamente nenhum filme [de Oscar] neste outono em que Alwyn não tenha um papel coadjuvante suculento. Acrescente  isso ao fato dele estar em sua segunda campanha de roupas masculinas da Prada e você vai entender. Ah, e ele é o namorado da Taylor Swift.

Por enquanto, porém, o rapaz de 27 anos continua em grande parte desinteressado pela fama, seus 1,85 m de altura inclinaram-se elegantemente sobre um Flat white em uma cafeteria anônima no centro de Londres. De perto, em uma camisa xadrez e jeans, ele parece um cruzamento entre um jovem Leonardo DiCaprio e um golden retreiver, que cortejou Hollywood para proporcionar-lhe um grande momento.

Nos próximos meses, você o verá como Robert Dudley, conselheiro e amante de Elizabeth I, Margot Robbie, em Mary Queen of Scots (“ele é liderado por lealdade e amor verdadeiro); o sedutor de Emma Stone na corte da Rainha Anne, na traquinagem histórica de Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favorite, (“há muito gato e rato”); O filho de Ben Kingsley no drama de caça nazista ‘Operation Finale’; e o amante de Lucas Hedges no comovente drama de terapia de conversão gay ‘Boy Erased’, com Russell Crowe e Nicole Kidman.

De todas as companhias empolgantes que ele mantém, há uma pessoa que todos querem ouvir sobre, “Estou ciente de que as pessoas querem saber sobre esse lado das coisas”, diz ele sobre seu relacionamento. Acho que fomos bem-sucedidos em manter isso privado e agora apareceu para as pessoas,”Mas eu realmente prefiro falar sobre o trabalho”, diz ele.

A ascensão de Alwyn: filho de um documentarista de classe média e de uma mãe psicoterapeuta, seus primeiros anos foram gastos como uma daquelas crianças em fofos uniformes de escolas particulares que você vê no metrô. Depois que um diretor de elenco o viu em uma aula de teatro local, ele fez um teste para interpretar o garoto em Love Actually (“obviamente eu não consegui o papel”), se apresentou no National Youth Theatre,  estudou literatura inglesa e drama na Universidade de Bristol, antes de ir para a Central School for Speech and Drama. Um ator naturalmente brilhante, especialmente dotado de uma emoção tranquila, ele foi escolhido por Lee para estrelar seu drama de guerra antes de terminar seu último ano. Com a oportunidade, houve “mudança de vida”.

No entanto, enquanto aguarda seu momento, há também uma vantagem moderna para Alwyn. De muitas maneiras, ele é pós-metoo. Bonito, talentoso e não corrompido pela fama, com uma grande estréia em sua carreira, e agora atuando como o interesse amoroso dos maiores nomes da indústria. Acontece que a nova estrela mais direta do momento é um homem. Então, quais são as dicas dele para lidar com isso? “Você tem que apenas tenta ser calmo, eu sou terrível nisso, e não se apegar em outras coisas superficiais”, diz ele. “E tudo que não vale a pena.”

Tradução e Adaptação – Equipe Joe Alwyn Online

Focus Features Announces Production On Harriet Feature on the Life of Heroic Abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Directed by Kasi Lemmons with a cast led by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Jennifer Nettles

Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has set production on Harriet, a new feature chronicling the life of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman will be played by Tony Award®-winner Cynthia Erivo (Widows), and the cast includes fellow Tony Award®-winner and Grammy Award®-winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Alwyn (Boy Erased, The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots), multiple Grammy Award®-winner Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Award-winning director Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) will direct a screenplay she co-wrote with Gregory Allen Howard (Ali, Remember the Titans). Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) with Martin Chase Productions, Daniela Taplin Lundberg (Beasts of No Nation, The Kids are All Right) with Stay Gold Features and Gregory Allen Howard will produce. They’re joined by cinematographer John Toll and costume designer Paul Tazewell. Josh McLaughlin, Focus Features president of production, will oversee the production. The film is set to begin filming this October in Virginia.

Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, Harriet follows Tubman on her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.

“This is the story of a seemingly powerless woman who accomplished the extraordinary to save her loved ones, and in the process became a leader of and inspiration for her people,” said producers Debra Martin Chase and Daniela Taplin Lundberg. “While Harriet Tubman is a household name, most people don’t know the breadth of her story – not only was she a conductor on the Underground Railroad, but she was a spy for the Union army and remains one of the few women to have led an armed expedition in US history.”

“Tubman’s courageous life and the scope of her bravery is truly made to be told on the big screen. The countless lives she saved, during a time of such hatred and danger to herself, can be described only as heroic,” commented Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “We’re thrilled to be working with this incredibly talented group of filmmakers led by Kasi, Debra, Daniela, and Greg and this multi-talented group of actors in bringing Tubman’s life to film.”

Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.


Joe recently gave a new interview with OK Magazine where he discusses Operation Finale, his self-confidence, and how his busy schedule as an actor affects his life. Read everything he shared with the magazine below:


On his self-confidence as an actor

I [have] ups and downs. It never goes away. [I doubt myself] all the time. I’ve had some pretty terrible auditions! You have to grow a thick skin and understand that people are going to say no to you — and it’s not personal.

Your career is on fire on right now!

Yes, the last year was busy. I was involved in four films My [latest] is Operation Finale which is about Adolf Eichmann, a very prominent Nazi figure who fled to Argentina after the war… and [was brought back] to Israel to be put on trial for the crimes he committed. Eichmann is played by Ben Kingsley and I play his son.

How did you prepare for a role like that?

My part in the story, being his son, the idea of what his dad was responsible for is quite an abstract idea. You try and find the human story within in, rather than getting caught up too much in the history of it.

The Favourite comes out later this fall, and you star alongside Emma Stone. What was that like?

That film was a really special one. It’s kind of twisted and dark and funny and bawdy and a little violent. It was a lot of fun.

You must spend a lot of time away from home.

I don’t really live anywhere at the moment! I’m moving all over. [I lived at my parents’ house] when I was in drama school because it was around the corner.

It is tough not having a place of your own?

Travelling is fun. It means you probably sleep a little less, but it’s fun getting to go to all these new places and meeting new people.

Musicians spend a lot of time on the road as well. Do you see similarities between the music and film business?

Musicians have their own identity and are more on show — they’re seen as who they are on stage. Actors are more private to a degree and are seen through their work.

Have you always wanted to become an actor?

At school I played a lot of sports and my group of friends didn’t really do theater. But it was always something I thought I would love to do. So when I went to University I tried to become involved [in acting] as much as possible.

Is there anyone you credit with giving you the drive to pursue your dream?

My parents were very supportive when lots of others wouldn’t be. But it was my teachers at drama school that made me think I could do this as a profession. Those places are such strange, intense schools, so being there for three years gave me a lot.


Durante a divulgação de ‘Operation Finale’ que aconteceu recentemente, Joe concedeu uma nova entrevista para a OK Magazine onde falou sobre o filme e sua vida como ator. Confira:

Sobre sua autoconfiança como ator:
Eu tenho altos e baixos. Isso nunca vai embora. [Eu duvido de mim mesmo] o tempo todo. Eu tive algumas audições terríveis! Você tem que ter uma pele grossa e entender que as pessoas vão dizer não para você – e isso não é pessoal.

Sua carreira está pegando fogo agora mesmo!
Sim, o último ano foi ocupado. Estive envolvido em 4 filmes Meu [mais recente] é Operation Finale que é sobre Adolf Eichmann, uma figura nazista muito proeminente que fugiu para a Argentina depois da guerra. Eu interpreto seu filho.

Como você se preparou para um papel como esse?
Minha parte na história, sendo seu filho, a ideia do que seu pai foi responsável é uma idéia bastante abstrata. Você tenta e encontra a história humana dentro, em vez de se envolver demais na história dele.

A favorita sai mais tarde neste outono, e você estrela ao lado de Emma Stone. Como foi isso?
Esse filme foi realmente especial. É meio distorcido e escuro, engraçado, obsceno e um pouco violento. Foi muito divertido.

Você deve gastar muito tempo longe de casa.
Eu não moro em nenhum lugar no momento! Estou me mudando. [Eu morava na casa dos meus pais] quando estava na escola de teatro porque era na esquina.

É difícil não ter um lugar próprio?
Viajar é divertido. Isso significa que você provavelmente dorme um pouco menos, mas é divertido ir a todos esses novos lugares e conhecer novas pessoas.

Os músicos passam muito tempo na estrada também. Você vê semelhanças entre o negócio de música e cinema?
Os músicos têm identidade própria e estão mais à mostra, eles são vistos como quem está no palco. Os atores são mais privados até certo ponto e são vistos através de seu trabalho.

Você sempre quis se tornar um ator?
Na escola eu praticava muito esporte e meu grupo de amigos não fazia teatro. Mas sempre foi algo que pensei que adoraria fazer. Então, quando fui para a universidade, tentei envolver-me [agindo] o máximo possível.

Existe alguém que você credita por te incentivar a perseguir seu sonho?
Meus pais deram muito apoio quando muitos outros não. Mas foram meus professores na escola de teatro que me fizeram pensar que eu poderia fazer isso como profissão. Esses lugares são tão estranhos, escolas intensas, então estar lá por três anos me deu muito.

PODCAST| Chiara Nicoletti interviews Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn, actors of the film The Favourite.

In a film centered on three women (Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz) in the early 18th century at the Queen Anne’s court, The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos, in competition at the 75th Venice Film Festival, Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn play respectively Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, a young, dressed-up and noble aspiring prime Minister and a courtier Samuel Masham. The actors describe their work on their character and how original and refreshing is Lanthimos’ look on a period film.

The Favourite: Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.


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Fargo and I think Joe mentioned True Detective somewhere? can't remember where he said it

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Was Joe and Shailene's character alive in the year 2003? In the movie

*spoilers maybe?*

only Shailene's character is, in the book anyway

netflix really thought everyone had read the book because we see everything in the trailer 🤣

right?! it's such a pet peeve when they do that in trailers! 😩

I’m so excited for Joe, finally some of his movies are coming and he’s out there working. I hope he gets to work with his favourite directors.

yeah! it's really exciting to have things happening after so long! 

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maybe he'll post something when it comes out in July ...



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Joe was 28 when that movie was filmed right? and he is now 30 🤯

Yep! Wrapped Dec 2019 which feels SO long ago


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