Lucas Hedges is a fine, fine actor. I sat down to speak to Hedges about his role in Manchester By The Sea, Kenneth Lonergan, his new film with Martin McDonagh, acting, music and Harry Potter. Hedges has known Lonergan since he was a kid and yet was very nervous when he audioned for the film. He auditioned 5 times before he found out that he had bagged the role in Lonergan’s film. Tune in to find out how Hedges was nervous.
Manchester By The Sea is a sharply nuanced film that gets under your skin and makes you a little uncomfortable. It is bleak, tragic & funny. Hedges provides the much-needed humor in the film. The film is about love, tragedy, and circle of life and is written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, who also wrote the screenplay for Analyze This and Gangs of New York among others.
The film is a “masculine melodrama that doubles as a fable of social catastrophe,” writes AO Scott of The New York Times. “Manchester-by-the-Sea is a study of family dysfunction and the worse loss imaginable,” writes Lanre Bakare of The Guardian.