To celebrate the eagerly-anticipated release of Damien Chazelle’s latest film, First Man, which opens in UK cinemas this Friday, we sat down with one of the film’s stars Olivia Hamilton to chat about the project.
Olivia Hamilton, who very recently married director Chazelle (2 weeks ago to be exact!), plays Pat White in the film who in real life was married to Ed White, an American aeronautical engineer and NASA astronaut who worked with Armstrong at NASA during the 1960’s and was the first man to walk in space. In our chat, Hamilton talks about researching her character and her place in history as well as working alongside Jason Clarke (Mudbound), who portrays Ed in the film, and why the film is so immersive on IMAX.
You can watch the full interview below:
Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Pablo Schreiber, Lukas Haas and Shea Whigham co-star in the film.
Plot: On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.
First Man opens in UK cinemas on October 12th.