Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Jude Hill, and Ciaran Hinds attend the premiere of the Belfast movie at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, California on Monday.
You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll cheer as it wins all of the trophies next award show season!
Watch the interview above.
Set in the late 1960s, Belfast is a semi-autobiographical tale from Sir Kenneth Branagh that explores the life of a/his charming working-class family during The Troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast‘s Los Angeles premiere saw most of the stars walk the red carpet with the exception of Dame Judi Dench. PS. We missed you!
Bite-size star Jude Hill plays a young Sir Kenneth Branagh in the film and walked the carpet with a beautiful mystery blonde… ok, it was his Mom but she was still beautiful and mysterious. Jude was 9 when he landed the life-changing role. He’s 11 now. A man. Jude told The Knockturnal‘s Kinsey Schofield that he was initially a little nervous to work with Kenneth but the Harry Potter star turned out to be “such a nice guy.” I can concur!
Upon mention of a recent Variety article comparing Branagh to Walt Disney, George Clooney, and Warren Beatty, the writer/director responds, “It’s beautifully insane!”
Ciaran Hinds, who is also from Belfast, discusses what he discovered about his own family tree and what it’s like to recreate someone that someone else once loved. Hinds seemed most excited for American audiences to get a peek at the Belfast movie!
Last but not least, we ask Caitriona Balfe and Jamie Dornan what it is like to recreate someone’s life in front of them… plus we check on Jamie’s wifi situation.
YOU GET AN OSCAR, YOU GET AN OSCAR, YOU GET AN OSCAR.
Belfast is in theaters on November 12, 2021, and stars Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill, Judi Dench, and Ciaran Hinds.
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