I sat down to speak to with Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges about his role in Manchester By The Sea, Kenneth Lonergan, his new film with Martin McDonagh, acting, learning to pay the banjo and his love for Harry Potter. We also find out why he elected to study at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, which is where his father Peter Hedges studied. And, finally we find out why his father says “Have the day you have,” instead of the usual greeting like “Have a good day.”
Manchester By The Sea is a sharply nuanced film that gets under your skin and makes you 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.
LISTEN: OSCAR NOMINEE LUCAS HEDGES ON MANCHESTER BY THE SEA & HARRY POTTER
In January 2017 Hedges was nominated for the Oscars for best supporting role. This is Hedges first Oscar nomination. He is the youngest actor to be nominated in this year’s Oscars. Other actors nominated in the category include Dev Patel, Jeff Bridges, Michael Shannon and Mahershala Ali.
Manchester By The Sea stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges and others.
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