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Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund discuss ‘Triple Frontier’ with Cine Series

AN: This interview has been translated via Google Translate. My apologies on any inconsistencies. — It was in Madrid on March 6th that we had the chance to meet almost the whole crew of the film “Triple Frontier” by JC Chandor, which will be released on Netflix on March 13th, 2019. It was in pairs that we were able to see the actors in order to ask them questions about the acting profession, their respective roles in the film … Let’s continue today with Charlie Hunnam and his friend Garrett Hedlund.

We continue our interviews with the team of the film Netflix Triple Frontier , directed by  JC Chandor . After our interview ( which you can find here ) with  Ben Affleck ,  Oscar Isaac , here is the turn of the duo  Charlie Hunnam / Garrett Hedlund ,  friends in the city and to say that in the film, where they interpret two brothers , it feels .

Charlie Hunnam ultra laid back and very smiling comes first, straight out of an episode of Sons of Anarchy ! Blonde goatee, hair back, ultra fit, the one who was King Arthur for Guy Ritchie begins to respond with great generosity to our questions (30 min instead of 15!), All with a British accent! A few minutes later Garrett Hedlund starts, apparently tired of the jetlag. Charlie Hunnam gives him a “Hey Buddy”, it’s clear these two get along very well.

Charlie, are you known for being very picky in choosing your roles? Why this one?

Charlie Hunnam: I think that in an acting career, it’s essential to be picky yes. I have been exposed to the military in the past thanks to the success of Sons of Anarchy. We have often been invited to military bases. These guys have a serious purpose in life. 2 topics really touched me in the film, the loss of the community and deep integration in a group. Live and die for others, your role in the group. Then there is the return to society, isolation … That’s one of the things I wanted to see in JC Chandor’s film. This is not exclusive to the military of course, but the fact that these guys spend the early part of their adult lives cultivating specific non-applicable gifts for something else is fascinating.

What do you think of the controversies around Netflix and what Spielberg said about Netflix and the Oscars?

Garrett Hedlund : First of all I would like to say that Roma is an incredible movie! In my opinion, Netflix and the other platforms give people who do not have a cinema close to home the chance to see the movies. They also give the chance to people who can not afford the movies. To make the road, to pay for one’s place, to buy food and drink for the meeting, all this is very expensive. On the other hand, I already made a movie Netflix, Mudbound and when he came out on the platform, friends from around the world called me the day or the week of the release, it’s unique. Everyone could see it, wherever they are and comfortably seated in their sofas!

Charlie Hunnam: It’s an inevitable evolution. The reality is that cinema in theaters has declined in the last ten years. It’s extremely expensive to do, and there are fewer opportunities to make movies. Spielberg must recognize that he is one of the only ones still able to make the films he wants the old way. There is no difference between the aspiration and the quality of the work of a film for the cinema and a film like Roma. 

Could you describe your characters and your relationship in life and on screen?

Charlie Hunnam: Garrett and I have known each other for 15 years. All these years traveling the world, going out, and visiting. We have been asked many times if we were brothers, there has always been hope that we will work together. And this opportunity to play brothers is great, plus in a movie about the community. Last year I had an incredible year, I did 4 movies, but the thing is that I was away from home, my girlfriend, my family, 50 weeks of the year! So it’s great to work with his buddy like that, it’s like taking a little home from work, especially when you have 4 months of filming! On screen, I do not really know how we’re doing. Like Garrett I have 3 biological brothers, and I also have 4 non-biological brothers, and one of them is Garrett. One of our missions during filming was to cultivate this relationship. And I hope we have succeeded.

Garrett Hedlund: The fact that we know each other so well helped a lot, we know how the other works hard to achieve what he wants. In addition, we met several times before, we discussed roles, how to deepen this relationship and how to approach our characters …

What does it bring you to be an actor, does it go further than a simple job?

Charlie Hunnam: I have always needed to find a deep meaning in my life. I fell in love with children’s cinema, and suddenly getting to film seemed like a wise choice and it was an interesting way to spend my time. 20 years in the business only supported that. We need a deep purpose, responsibilities, it’s important for mental health and happiness.

Are your characters from the movie close to your respective personalities?

Charlie Hunnam: Part of our job is to combine the need to bring a character back to life while injecting our own essence into it. There are two schools, two approaches to acting: to completely transform oneself, to totally forget oneself in a character (which does not reflect who you are), or to explore and put yourself into the character you play. At the beginning of my career I spent a lot of time trying to reproduce my paternal ideal. It was very personal. And I think that I have come to the end of “this trip”, however I feel obliged to choose films that explore topics that affect me personally and that are important to me.

Garrett Hedlund: First you read the script and evaluate how much the character you are supposed to interpret is far from what you are. So you find time to research and see how you can transform. For that one, I tried to personalize it. This fraternity, the support of each other, is basically what Charlie and I feel, and I also tried to bring my humorous touch!

‘Triple Frontier’ addresses the importance of unity and community, defines Charlie Hunnam

AN: This interview has been translated via Google Translate. My apologies on any inconsistencies. — In an exclusive interview with AdoroCinema , awarded on the occasion of the release of Hunger’s newest movie, Operation Frontier , Hunnam explained the meanings of JC Chandor’s war drama and action  ( The More Violent Year ); opined about the current direction of society; made clear its defense of the distribution and production model instituted by Netflix, increasingly criticized by traditional producers and distributors, such as filmmaker Steven Spielberg ; and, to its dismay, even overthrew one or two myths about filming in nature and in “adverse conditions”:

Question: In your previous work, you played characters who were more impulsive in a way, like Jax Teller of Sons of Anarchy and Beckett in Circle of Fire. In Frontier Operation, however, you play an opposite type of character, the thinker. Now, before doing anything, before acting, your character ponders. He plays the role of the one who reflects on the group. How did you create William “Ironhead” Miller?

Answer: I think what JC thematically explores in the script are the two issues I have been struggling with during my adult life: 1) the nature of the community, the essence of having a tribe around them; and 2) how we find meaning in our lives; without a strong sense of purpose, we can get lost, we can become unhappy very quickly. In my view, Operation Frontier is about this. And in terms of impulsivity … As a filmmaker, JC capitalizes on his interesting characters from his cast.

What he seeks is for his actors to interpret versions of themselves within the context of the narrative. It’s obvious that we are not military men, but the characters have a bit of who we are as human beings. It’s the way he films. Being a joint project and because there are not many details or definitions about the characters in the script, JC encouraged us to bring the most of ourselves to these characters. I think in many ways Miller is closer to my nature than any other character I’ve played before because I’m also very, very methodical and avoid impulsive behavior.

Q: This is really interesting because the film addresses the clash between individualism and the idea of ??the universality / brotherhood that forms the basis of the group of soldiers. Operation Fronteira confronts individual and global solutions to general problems. And to return alive to the United States, the five soldiers must stay together and trust each other. Do you believe that this is the message of the film: the importance of unity, especially in increasingly individualistic times?

A: Yes, I think so. The cost of individualism is the loss of the community. In the end, if we look historically for the human way of life, and for what can be defined as a more harmonious era of humanity, we will find a predilection for egalitarian systems based on a strong sense of community. And this does not mean that there is no room for individuality within a community, for an individual way or structure of life. But the need to raise individualism worries me. You are who you are, but as the population grows, the summit should be the community. We do not need to focus on individualism: this is self-indulgent and unnecessary, you are who you are. If you act authentically in the context of your life, you will be who you are. You do not have to alienate the rest of society to promote your individuality. Continue reading

Video: Charlie Drops by ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ to talk ‘Triple Frontier’

Charlie stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan to discuss his new film Triple Frontier. You can check out the interview below in case you missed it.

You might notice Charlie sporting the same attire from his TODAY Show appearance, that’s due them pre-recording this interview on March 4th as well while he was promoting Triple Frontier in New York. 😉

Charlie Hunnam opens up about leading in showbiz; says ‘Success is having the ability to keep moving forward’ — Hollywood actor Charlie Hunnam believes that the defining characteristic that determines success in showbiz is the desire to be a storyteller with purity and authenticity. He says success is having the ability to keep moving forward and going to work.

Asked about the most futile aspect of being a star, Hunnam told select media including IANS here: “I would say almost everything about being famous is somewhat futile and irrelevant. Fame should be the perfume of great deeds. I’ve been in this business for 20 years and it seems the defining characteristic that determines success in this business is the desire to be a storyteller with purity and authenticity.”

“Success in this business is predicated on wanting to do as good a job and being compelled to tell stories and those that come in coveting fame and money and all the trappings of that tend to crash and burn really quickly.”

Hunnam, 38, who has acted in films including names such as Pacific Rim and Cold Mountain, said acting is a fairly difficult job, and it’s fairly difficult to sustain a career over many years.

“Really, the only success is having the ability to keep moving forward and going to work. That really is the greatest success of an actor’s career,” he added.

Triple Frontier, which had a theatrical release on March 6 in the US, also stars Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal.

Asked about doing away with the idea of toxic masculinity in the post-#MeToo era, Hunnam said: “I don’t believe that it is a celebration of toxic masculinity. It’s a specific story about specific people and just the reality is that contingent of this area is dominated by men — the special forces. It is slowly changing now…

“We certainly explore that question whether or not the mission would’ve unravelled the way it does if there had been more gender equality in it… in a woman’s point of view.”

Video: The Stars of ‘Triple Frontier’ Accept the “Sexiest Cast Alive” Title

Video: ET Canada Chats with ‘Triple Frontier’s Charlie Hunnam & Garrett Hedlund

Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund open up about their new Netflix action-thriller “Triple Frontier”, about a South American heist that also stars Ben Affleck.

Seeing double: Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund

Inquirer.netI — t was interesting to watch Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund, buddies in real life and playing brothers in the movie “Triple Frontier,” seated together in our recent interview at the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.

Paired together, the handsome actors often stroked their beards, clasped their hands or leaned forward at the same time.

“He was doing that to me yesterday,” Charlie, 38, said about Garrett, 34, playfully imitating his moves. Laughing, Charlie admitted, “It f***ed me up.”

But on that afternoon, the two seemed to be spontaneously in sync with their gestures.

Not surprisingly, Charlie (as William “Ironhead” Miller) and Garrett (Ben Miller) play brothers in director JC Chandor’s testosterone-heavy action-adventure for Netflix, “Triple Frontier.”

Add Ben Affleck (Tom “Redfly” Davis), Oscar Isaac (Santiago “Pope” Garcia) and Pedro Pascal (Francisco “Catfish” Morales) and you have five former US Special Forces operatives who reunite to stage a heist—rob a drug lord in South America.

For a change, these dudes go on a dangerous mission for themselves, not for their country. Of course, twists and surprises test their skills and loyalties to each other.

Asked if they have been mistaken for each other, the English Charlie answered, “Funny enough, no. But when we spend a lot of time together, people would always ask us if we were brothers. But I’ve never gotten like, ‘Are you that guy from ‘Friday Night Lights’?”

“No,” Garrett confirmed. With a smile, the American actor added, “And I just like that Charlie’s response is always, ‘Yes, we are brothers. Which one do you think is younger (laughs)?’”

“You know, these roles weren’t originally written as brothers,” Charlie stressed. Garrett finished Charlie’s answer: “Pope (Oscar Isaac) and Redfly (Ben Affleck) were meant to be brothers.”

Charlie shared, “JC (Chandor) was talking to both of us. But he felt that we looked so similar and have a similar sensibility that it would be distracting to have us onscreen together. Then, he had this eureka moment and that he could change the script, write us as brothers and hire us both.”

On their roles, Garrett described his as: “I play Ben Miller, the younger brother to Charlie’s character. We’re all with Special Forces with every ability that you’re taught within the Special Forces. We are able to accomplish any task that the military asks. And we’re brought together for this mission, which seems impossible.” Continue reading

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