Australian actor Joel Edgerton doesn’t like to sit still for too long. Over the past three years he has appeared in at least seven films, including Netflix Bright alongside Will Smith and the completely unnerving It Comes At Night. 2018 alone, has Edgerton starring in another four projects including the espionage thriller Red Sparrow in which his plays the role of CIA operative and Jennifer Lawrence love interest, Nate in Francis Lawrence’s adaptation of Red Sparrow.

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Zehra Phelan had the honour of sitting down with Edgerton to talk about the film. Although, Edgerton has played a government operative before he tells us how he fulfilled his childhood dream of playing a spy. He also goes on to tell us how he was glad he wasn’t involved in much of the brutality of the movie and how filming those scenes are tough days on set – even though he does have to endure one scene of torture.

You can read our review of the film here.

Watch the full interview below. RED SPARROW is released in UK cinemas March 1st.

Red Sparrow Synopsis

Based on the book by former CIA officer Jason Matthews, “Red Sparrow” Jennifer Lawrence takes on the role of Dominika, an ex-ballerina turned trained Russian Security service seductress with some killer operative skills that includes using her brains as well as her body to take down the enemy.

She emerges as the most dangerous ‘Sparrow’ the program has ever produced. She must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands. She must also deal with an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.