Cannes Film Festival

Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke – Asteroid City #Cannes2023

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Maya Hawke and Rupert Friend on their experience in the pastel colored world of Wes Anderson.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Rupert Friend and Maya Hawke, actors of the film Asteroid City.

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Interview with Maya Hawke and Rupert Friend, actors in Asteroid City by Wes Anderson, presented at the 76th Festival de Cannes in Competition.

Asteroid City: As a film is a team effort, this concept has even more meaning when it comes to Wes Anderson’s cinema counting on the participation of many great actors. This is what happens with Asteroid City, in competition at the 76th Cannes Film Festival where Maya Hawke and Rupert Friend play, respectively, June, a school teacher and Montana, a musician cowboy. Asteroid City is the name for a dot-on-the-map desert town in the American Southwest in the year is 1955 but, we will soon discover that it is also a play in its preparation, directed by a renown director, played by Edward Norton. Maya Hawke and Rupert Friend are also two actors then, working on this show in the Broadway and Hollywood of the 50’s. Hawke and Friend talk about the innocent and sophisticated pastel colored world of Wes Anderson and how it felt to be cast in this film. Have their ever wished to live and be actors in a different era like the 50’s? Listen to the interview to find out.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Asteroid City
  • Festival section
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