Dane DeHaan as James Dean in "life": new photo and article from THR

2015 – The Hollywood Reporter


How director Anton Corbijn painstakingly recreated an iconic ’50s-era photo shoot by Scott Roxborough

THE FILM DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A DENNIS STOCK PHOTO, it looks like the world he took photos in. That’s important because a photographer always translates the world into his pictures. The pictures don’t present themselves to you; you have to find the pictures.”
Anton Corbijn is talking about Life, one of the buzziest titles in the Berlin lineup, which tells the backstory behind arguably the most iconic images in Hollywood history: the photos Stock took of James Dean during a road trip on assignment for Life magazine in 1955, just months before the actor’s death.
Starring Dane DeHaan as Dean and Robert Pattinson as Stock, the project seems particularly ideal for Corbijn. Before he started directing, Corbijn was best known as a photographer of rock stars. In 1979, on assignment for music magazine NME, he did a photo shoot with an up-and- coming new British band called Joy Division. Months later, the band’s singer, Ian Curtis, hanged himself. Corbijn’s photos of Curtis, like Stock’s of Dean, became lasting images of a young artist whose life ended early.
Instead of copying Stock’s visual style Stock’s monochromatic in Life, Corbijn went about replicating the world of 1955 America, going so far as to totally rebuild Dean’s apartment in New York. “We had an such an art director who measured everything — the distance from the desk, that sort of thing.”
The moment Stock captured with Dean, and Corbijn re-creates in Life, was a turning point in American culture. “It seems very simple now, but it was revolutionary at the time seeing pictures like this,” says Corbijn. “Pictures like Stock’s symbolized the rebelliousness of the time. The fact that Dean died of course adds to the mystery. You couldn’t take those shots again. If it were today, and we had thousands of paparazzi shots of James Dean, I wonder if it would destroy the mystery?”

EXCLUSIVE: Full Dane DeHaan 2013 "Hero" magazine interview. READ NOW

2013 – Hero magazine

The cynical among us might suggest that all you need to become successful actor these days is six-pack and a fierce publicist. It’s surprisingly easy to forget what real acting looks like; the finely-tuned Hollywood conveyor produces new stars daily.

Dane DeHaan, however, is truly one of the new greats. His performances burn themselves into your memory, full of depth and scope, and delivered with apparently no effort at all. In twenty years, look back at the most important films – there is no question about which leading man will have defined them.


JAMES WEST Hey Dane, how you doing?
DANE DEHAAN Good thanks, how are you?

JW I’m actually freezing, I thought I’d come out and sit out on the balcony and it would be nice and relaxing, but it’s cold.
DD Where are you, in London?

JW Yeah. It’s fine, I’ve got my jumper on and I’ve got a cup of tea so I’ll cope. Where are you?
DD I’m in Charleston, South Carolina.

JW Oh wow, what are you doing there, are you working on something?
DD No, my wife is shooting a TV show here, this is where I’m spending my downtime but I leave tonight to start a bunch of Kill Your Darlings premieres.

JW Is it a constant stream of press and interviews for you or do you manage to keep it contained?
DD Well, it comes in spurts but when it happens it’s pretty constant you know? Like Toronto leading into the Metallica premiere was pretty crazy and then I had like a week off. Now I’m going to do all the Kill Your Darlings stuff and that’ll be intense.

JW It’s already getting a massive reception it seems, is that your perception?
DD Yeah, it’s been really exciting. Certainly for a movie of this size, the perception it’s getting is huge in comparison, which is always what you hope for.

JW I just saw they pushed the UK release date back a bit, I think it’s coming out in December here now.
DD Oh yeah, I just saw that too on Twitter.

JW So, how was it working with Daniel Radcliffe, had you met before the film?
DD I met him at my audition. It’s really wonderful, Dan is probably the best friend. I’ve made making movies. Sometimes the movie-making process can be such a fleeting thing that you make these friends for like nine weeks or whatever and then – it’s almost like summer camp – you’re like, “Oh we’re going to keep in touch,” but it kind of never pans out that way. Dan and I really hit it off while making the film and have maintained a friendship since. It wasn’t just that we were both making a movie together and then, you know, you just become friends because of the circumstances you’re thrown into, we’re actually very like-minded people with like-minded interests and goals.

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Dane Dehaan, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Filippo Timi attend the Prada Journal Event during the Milan Menswear Fashion Week Fall Winter 2015/2016 on January 19, 2015 in Milan, Italy

Prada Unveils Winners of Journal Awards

MILAN — For once, the spotlight wasn’t on designers, models or other glittery denizens of fashion week’s front row seats. Instead, all eyes were on writers at Monday night’s Prada Journal awards ceremony, where Viola Bellini, Anabel Graff and Miguel Ferrando each received 5,000 euros, or $5,813 at current exchange, for their winning entries in the second edition of the fashion house’s essay competition, organized with publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore and Luxottica Group, Prada’s longtime licensing partner.
Another writer, Alejandro Morellon, received a special mention for his submission.
Prada Journal invites writers from around the world to ponder how vision shapes experience; participants then upload their works in any language to a special section on Prada’s Web site. This year’s winning wordsmiths responded to the 2014 prompt: “What are the signs of a changing world? And what situations can we envision? Taking a good look at the details might give us the answer.”
“Both Feltrinelli and Prada are committed to exploring new ideas — we try not to sit on what we have already accomplished,” said Carlo Feltrinelli, chief executive officer of Feltrinelli Group and himself an author. “Instead, we are always scouting for new talent, which is able to re-imagine a different world and which can give us a glimpse of what the future holds.” He noted this year’s submissions were written in 20 languages.
Hosted by actor Dane DeHaan at Prada’s Milan headquarters in Via Fogazzaro, the event began with readings by performers Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller and Filippo Timi, who each brought a different composition to life.
DeHaan expressed professional appreciation for good writing. “New ways of looking: isn’t that what all profound art, architecture, design and writing promote? A compelling work makes us look again, ask questions, think deeper, and push ourselves to interrogate assumptions,” he observed.
The jury included Feltrinelli, Tishani Doshi,Colum McCann and Paolo Giordano, author of “The Solitude of Prime Numbers,” which won Italy’s prestigious Strega prize in 2008.
Giordano explained that the Feltrinelli publishing team sifted through all the entries received, and the jury then examined an estimated 20 essays that made the cut. “Then each member of the jury read them independently and could recommend three,” he said, adding: “What was quite surprising was that we all chose the same ones — the same four, in essence” — hence the decision to award Morellon with a special mention.
He also said the winning entries stood out for their compactness and their high level of writing, as well as their distinctive authorial voices.
Their essays will be included in a downloadable Web anthology released Tuesday. Each entry will appear in its original form, with translations in English and Italian for essays not in those languages.


Dane DeHaan Prada FW/15 Men’s and Women’s show – Milan (January 18, 2015)

Dane DeHaan at Prada FW/15 Men’s and Women’s show – Milan: “I’ll probably be back filming something again soon”

Here is a short interview that Dane had during Front Row at Prada Men’s:
Dane DeHaan said he was hosting the Prada Journal’s award ceremony Monday night. “I’m excited and nervous because I have never hosted anything before,” said the American actor, attending the show with his wife, Anna Wood.

DeHaan, who appeared twice in Prada, is ready to return to the set after a five-month break. “I’m feeling very centered and recharged and I think I’ll probably be back filming something again soon,” said DeHaan, who will return to Europe in February to attend the Berlin Film Festival.

And you can check the HQ photos from the event in our gallery below:

Source: WWWD.COM

Dane DeHaan L'Uomo Vogue (Italy): FULL article EXCLUSIVE to

Dane DeHaan: L’Uomo Vogue Italy 2015: full article (translated)

Thanks to my amazing friend Stefano we have a good translation of Dane’s L’Uomo Vogue January 2015 article. Make sure to read it below! For more articles and interviews please visit our press archive section. Please credit when reposting the translation.

The good thing about a magnetic and incomprehensible face like his, with those two slightly puffed eyes like ice (although he is very young, in fact he will be 29 this February), that speak more than a thousand words, a little like Brad Pitt (if not Paul Newman), about a contemporary, elegant and effortlessly cool style and a camaleontic talent on the set, might be the fact that he is the most in-demand debuting actor in Hollywood.
The bad thing – if you want to call it like that – might be instead the fact that he receives offers to interpretate mostly characters with ambiguous and strange charm, if not antagonists.
A child prodigy, after graduation at the North Carolina School of Arts, he moved to New York where he debuted at Broadway theatres successfully – although he claims he is not very good for theatrical pieces – winning an Obie Award for acting in ‘The Aliens’ by Annie Baker as Evan Shelmerdine. He was also a gay teenager in ‘In Treatment, which marked his debut on TV; a shy boy bullied in high school and victim of domestic violence who finds out he has super powers and takes revenge in ‘Chronicle’; a moonshiner next to Shia LaBeouf in ‘Lawless’ directed by John Hillcoat and scripted by Nick Cave. And more: intense and touching as Jason, the son of Ryan Gosling in ‘The place beyond the pines’ by Derek Cianfrance; introverted and doomed, stuck between empathy and suffocated anger, in ‘Kill Your Darlings’ next to Daniel Radcliffe; Bad in the shoes of Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider Man 2, but also brilliant like in the black comedy ‘Life After Beth’.
I choose the roles that they offer to me based on the possibility that I have to grow up by interpretating them, I consider them a chance to improve my skills as an actor. The more it seems impossible, the more I want to do it. I like challanges, the same character bores me”, says the Pennsylvania native.
His voice on the phone is relaxed, and kind. He lives in Brooklyn with his beautiful wife, the actress Anna Wood, and his dog. But according to many, his most important challange, which everybody has been talking about for months and which is supposed to be his consacration, is coming out in theatres with ‘Life’ by Anton Corbijn, in which he plays James Dean. The movie focuses on the relationship between the ‘East of Eden’ actor and the photographer who works for ‘Life Dennis Stock’ magazine (a character played by Robert Pattinson). “The story focuses on two specific weeks of James Dean’s life, right before his movie came out. Dennis Stock was told to provide a documentary about his life. So they travelled together from Los Angeles to New York, to visit the Indiana actor. Some of his most popular images were created during those two weeks”, he says. Dane was a little afraid to be compared to such a popular actor at first. “I did not know if the right decision was to accept or not, I thought it was beyond my possibilities. The challenge seemed too big, but maybe that’s why I accepted, to see exactly how far I can go. Before filming the movie, I had four weeks to learn about the character, to read, to watch documentaries and interviews. James Dean is my all time favourite actor, so I wanted to honor him the right way. In order to look like him physically, I had to work out and gain 22 pounds. The hardest thing was to learn to talk like him, he had a very particular accent, as well as his tone. I hope I can show the new generations who James Dean was with this movie.”
Contrary to what happaned to James, who died at the age of 24 in a car accident, instead of car races and a carpe diem concept of life, Dane is part of this generation (and also son of two computer scientists), he likes to use Twitter and play golf. “I find it relaxing, it’s like meditating. It helps me to free my mind, to concentrate and stay with my feet on the ground. I have my own golf kit when I travel and I bring it with me even when I’m working.”
When he doesn’t play golf, he likes to listen to music, which is the passion behind his decison to play in ‘Through The Never’ by Metallica and more recently in the ‘I bet my life’ music video by Imagine Dragons. But he also specifies that he doesn’t have any intention to become a rock star like Jared Leto, Keanu Reeves, Russel Crowe or Kevin Costner. “I play guitar, but nothing more than that. I like the old rock, the Bob Dylan kind, it makes me feel good.
In an era where being a celebrity is everything, Dane lives his life as anti-star: “The good side of it is that it allows me to do what I love.” Among Dane’s next movie projects there is Tulip Fever, which takes place in Amsterdam. The movie is set to be released this Spring.

Dane DeHaan in "So It Goes" magazine (2014): interview by Derek Cianfrance

Dane DeHaan in “So It Goes” magazine (2014): interview by Derek Cianfrance

This Dane‘s interview by Derek Cianfrance is something that should be read by all Dane fans. Please credit if you are posting the text on your websites or blogs.

Dane DeHaan

Photography Guy Aroch Words Derek Cianfrance

You may not know it yet, but Dane DeHaan is a movie star. Leading man, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-him movie star. Rising to prominence with stand-out roles in sleeper sci-fi hit Chronicle (2012) and HBO’s In Treatment (2010), the Pennsylvania-born actor went on to steal scenes from Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf in the John Hillcoat prohibition-era bootlegger film Lawless (2012) and out-Gosling Gosling in Derek Cianfrance’s gripping 2013 outing, he Place Beyond the Pines.

Today, DeHaan is one of the most in-demand young actors working in Hollywood.

Life, the Anton Corbijn picture in which DeHaan plays James Dean, is one of the most anticipated releases of recent times. In a very special interview, friends and collaborators from The Place Beyond the Pines DeHaan and Cianfrance discuss true love, nightmares and film.

Derek Cianfrance: Dane when was the first time you fell in love?

Dane DeHaan: When I was in high school I used to say I didn’t believe in love. I would think I was going to be alone for the rest of my life and now I’m the guy who’s married to his high-school sweetheart. In a weird way I’ve never been through a big breakup. I’ve only been in a long-term relationship with one person. Her name is Anna, so Anna is the first time I have been in love, true love.

DC: Wow. Growing up, did you ever have an ‘A-ha!’ moment about wanting to be an actor?

DDH: I never had an ‘A-ha! ’ moment. I always knew I wanted to be an actor. I don’t really remember anything else apart from always wanting to be an actor. Forrest Gump is a movie that stuck with me. The Talented Mr Ripley too.

DC: Did you ever see Purple Noon?

DDH: No I’ve never seen that. What is it?

DC: I’m not going to tell you, you should watch it. I preferred it to The Talented Mr Ripley. You should watch it and then we’ll talk about it.

DC: As an actor your work means wrapping your mind around a whole other person and not thinking about yourself. What’s it like when you are done being that person? Do you go through a period of confusion or identity crisis?

DDH: It almost seems pompous to say it, but it is something similar to that. There have been things that have ended that have tom through me like a death. If it’s something I have grown so close to, when it’s over it hurts, you know. I did a play once and I couldn’t talk about it for about three years without crying because it was like a death to me when it ended. That’s kind of what it’s like with these characters. It’s almost like getting a best friend and you leam everything about them and you leam how they work and you live with them and then this part of you dies and they go away.

DC: When was the last time you cried Dane?

DDH. I think the last time I cried was when I watched the Justin Bieber documentary a few nights ago! That movie is designed to make you cry but you know, it got me, it really did!

DC: Do you ever get recurring nightmares? In no way related to the Bieber documentary.

DDH: Yes, I imagine ants crawling out of my skin. I will look down at my hands and there will be this giant bug in my skin or spikes growing out of my hands and it won’t hurt but it will be disturbing to look at. Sometimes I take them out and again it won’t hurt at all but it will be really weird to look at and freak me out. That is my recurring nightmare.

DC: How often do you have that one?

DDH: I would say twice a month.

DC: Wow.

DDH: It has different ways of manifesting itself. It’s not always the same dream but it’s the same theme.

DC: We had an interesting first meeting during the audition process of The Place Beyond the Pines.

DDH: Yeah, I was pretty stubborn throughout. You wanted me to audition to play AJ and I didn’t want to be AJ, so I made a tape for Jason and you wouldn’t watch my tape at first because you knew I was being stubborn. I think you watched every other tape until you watched mine, so you’re stubborn too!

DC: When I finally watched your tape, I realised you were the guy; the guy to be Jason. The fact that you knew it before I did made me completely trust you forever. When I met you it was just that pure trust and admiration. I like being wrong. I am wrong most of the time, but sometimes it’s great to be wrong. That’s what I love about filmmaking — that collaboration of ideas and people. Everyone puts their ego to the side and they are on a quest after truth and then higher forces call or something.

DDH: The memory that stuck with me is when we were in the woods and there were so many mosquitoes because a hurricane had just ripped through town. They were everywhere and a woman who was doing the make-up was walking in a full body mosquito net around the forest.

DC: We had so much fun with it Sometimes when shooting a movie, real life kicks in. Remember when you had the gun on Bradley (Cooper) and Bradley disarmed the gun from you in a second like a ninja?

DDH: Yes!

DC: I used to watch that frame by frame in the editing room. It was literally two frames – him grabbing the gun and then bullets flying everywhere. These ninja moves! I remember you had to stand further back in the first take. That’s what I love about working on set, finding some truths and not having to hit certain marks. I think that’s why we connected because we both wanted that.

DDH: That kind of a set is rare where you have one take and something is too raw so you don’t do it, but on this set you should grab the gun. That’s what acting really is and that’s why we connected.

DC: You’ve got that fire inside of you to be able to do anything you want to do.

DDH: Thanks, Derek.

DC: I think you know yourself well enough, like you knew yourself well ehough not to be AJ and have good instincts to turn things down and s^y yes to certain things. By turning things down you are also saying yes to other things. By saying no to AJ you were saying yes to your true path and I think that is a huge thing for any creative person — to trust their instincts. I have to say, with casting Pines, that was one of the challenges I had; these two movie stars that were in Act One and Act Two, you know, I have the Ryan Gosling movie then the Bradley Cooper movie and then I had to go to a third movie of these kids. When I found you and Emory I felt like you were of that ilk. Carrying that baton of being incredibly gifted craft people as actors but also undeniably charismatic and compelling human beings. Tell us about taking on the role of a real-life character like Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings. What approach do you take to that? How do you go about embodying a Beat who is publicly known and mythologised?

DDH: I guess with acting there is no method to the madness. Lucien Carr for example is not a well-documented person, so there is very litde to read about him -1 had to dig in. James Dean was obviously different; he is so hugely documented to the point of mysticism and most of it isn’t really true anymore because he is so widely written about. They are very different roles in that sense. With Lucien Carr it was trying to get a feel for who he was through his letters, but the script is very important with the James Dean film Life. On top of the script, I wanted to find the real Dean; one book I read would say one thing, and the other would say something completely different. Some say he only smoked Marlboros and some say he didn’t care what he smoked.

DC: How have you found that shift between making movies on an independent scale and then going over to a studio project? I think you’ve dealt with more extremes than I have.

DDH: The main thing with studio movies is that you have so much time. On The Amazing Spider-Man 2 we had six months and no one was ever in a hurry. If you don’t finish a scene that day then you do it the next day. With independent movies, a lot of the time you are going so fast, you’re always pushing. Time is money and ultimately they don’t have as much of that. You’re on set to be an actor and that part of it is always the same with the only difference being the resources.

DC: The movie I’m doing at the moment {The Light Between Oceans) seems very similar to every other one I ’ve done in the way that there is never enough time and never enough money. You know that saying ‘a squeaky wheel gives you grease’? I’m like the squeaky wheel. I am the most annoying person in the whole world. I guess it was the same with Blue Valentine and Pines. With this one, we are pushing all of our resources to the absolute limit. I sort of like that. I honesdy would get a bit nervous to take those boundaries away. I think boundaries as an artist are very important. Boundaries in filmmaking are important because if you have an edge to go to, you can get as close to the edge as possible, but if the edge is taken away from you then it’s hard to know the shape of something. I appreciate edges and I always know my budgets and my schedules inside out because I feel like I have to know the playground I’m playing in. So yes, this is slighdy bigger than anything I’ve done and more period than anything I’ve done. Its heart and soul are human and present. I want it to be in the now. I don’t want to make antiquated movies.

DDH: Amen.

Dane DeHaan by Guy Aroch for So It Goes Magazine: exclusive outtake

Dane DeHaan in ‘So It Goes’ magazine: more information + pre-order

Yesterday I already shared the exciting news with you: Dane is featured in Issue 4 of So It Goes magazine. Today I am going to share more exciting news with you: some information on what to expect. Dane is interviewed by his Place Beyond the Pines director and friend Derek Cianfrance in a 1500 word Q&A piece. The feature is the cover and has a 12 page photoshoot by Guy Aroch to accompany the interview.

This is definitely such a gift for all of the fans. But it’s not all of the news yet. Thanks to So It Goes magazine, I am able to share an exclusive outtake (that won’t be in the story) of Dane’s photoshoot. WOW, looks like we have a LOT to look forward ot, right? I guess a lack of Dane’s new material lately was worth the wait.

If you still haven’t done it, please PRE-ORDER this great issue from the magazine’s website. It is shipped worldwide, so all Dane’s fans have a chance to get it!

10 things you should know about Dane DeHaan: new article! 10 things you need to know about Dane DeHaan

Dane recently got mentioned in article. I am posting it below for you to read it. It’s always nice to see Dane mentioned:

LIFE AFTER BETH is released in Irish cinemas this week, and we decided to find out more about Dane DeHaan, the star of the film…

  • 1. What’s in a name?
    DeHaan has Dutch, German, English, Welsh and Northern Irish ancestry. In Dutch, his surname means The Rooster.
  • 2. Love and Marriage
    DeHaan married actress Anna Wood in 2012. The couple had been dating since 2006. Wood has had a recurring role in TV’s DECEPTION and also starred in CHRONICLE with her husband.
  • 3. Through the Never
    DeHaan wasn’t allowed to listen to Metallica when he was a kid, but was given their albums by THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES director Derek Cianfrance. DeHaan went on to star in two movies about Metallica, and the band preformed under his last name DeHaan in their Orion Festival, playing all of ‘Kill ‘Em All’, their first album.
  • 4. Life After Drama
    Although DeHaan has an impressive resume; LIFE AFTER BETH is his first role in a comedy film.
  • 5. To Die Would Be…
    Dane DeHaan revealed during a Q&A that he was actually strangling himself during the attempted suicide scenes in KILL YOUR DARLINGS.
  • 6. Living Together is an Art…
    Josh Trank, the director of CHRONICLE made Dane DeHaan, Michael B Jordan, and Alex Russell live in a house together for 15 days in order to create a genuine bond between the three.
  • 7. Keep Your Friends Close
    While filming KILL YOUR DARLINGS with Daniel Radcliffe, DeHaan and Radcliffe became great friends – so much so that Dane and his wife Anna lived with Daniel for a whole month and played five hour games of Cards Against Humanity together. He also drove cross country with Shia LaBeouf before filming LAWLESS.
  • 8. Young DiCaprio
    DeHaan is continually being compared to a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and in a 2012 interview with Bullett, DeHaan addressed those rumours saying ‘Well, I think we have very similar eyes… I think we bring an intensity to the screen that is somewhat comparable’.
  • 9. Feel the fear and do it anyway
    DeHaan is due to play James Dean in the upcoming film LIFE, and admits that he’s ‘terrified’ at the idea.
  • 10. Coming Up Next
    As well as LIFE, DeHaan is due to star in the upcoming films TULIP FEVER- with Christoph Waltz, Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger – and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3.

LIFE AFTER BETH is released in Irish cinemas on October 1st 2014

Words: Brogen Hayes

Dane gets mentioned in IndieWire’s “Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now?”

Dane DeHaan - 2013 photoshoot for LA times HQ

Over recent weeks, in addition to our coverage of the fall festivals, we’ve been indulging in what’s become our annual orgy of prognostication, our On The Rise series. We expanded the remit this year, including more picks in each category as well as more categories. We looked at the Actors, Actresses, Screenwriters, Cinematographers, Composers, Directors and Actors Under 20 we believe are going to be Big Things in the coming months and years, and there’s been quite some heartache, recrimination and frosty pointed silences round the Playlist dinner table as a result.

Many of those arguments spring from the tricky business of walking the line between people we think are inevitably going to be big stars no matter what and those we really want to see getting more work, which is not always one and the same. It’s been a difficult balance to strike over time, though we think we’ve done a pretty good job. At least we hope we have. It occurred to us along the way that perhaps a good way of keeping ourselves honest would be to look back at previous years’ picks and see how right or wrong we got it.

And so for the first time this year, we’re rounding off On The Rise 2014 by looking back at On The Rise 2012. That’s not so long ago, but since the names we chose were those we judged to be on the cusp of bigger things, by now the proof should be in the pudding. In some cases, our pick have become so embedded in the public consciousness, it’s hard to believe that they were only regarded as “rising” a couple of years ago. Others, not so much, but those cases are interesting for a whole different reason. So here we go: who did us proud, who faltered and who, two years on, remains a “who?” in Hollywood?

2012 Actors On The Rise Picks: Diego Boneta, Dane DeHaan, Dave Franco, Domhnall Gleeson, Frank Grillo, Daniel Kaluuya, Logan Marshall-Green, Scoot McNairy, Rafe Spall, Sullivan Stapleton.

Dane DeHaan, Domhnall Gleeson and Dave Franco have had pretty impressive trajectories the last few years. DeHaan went from 2012’s “Chronicle,” “Lawless” and “The Place Beyond the Pines” to juggling leads in smaller indies with his supporting role as Harry Osborne in the “Amazing Spider-Man” series. 2015 will see him star in “Tulip Fever” alongside fellow breakouts Alicia Vikander and Jack O’Connell, and Anton Corbijn’s “Life,” in which he’ll play no less a personage than James Dean opposite Robert Pattinson.

You can read the rest of the article HERE

Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan on Life After Beth and the Rise of Chris Pratt

Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan: interview

Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan are possessed of two of the most withering deadpan stares in the business, so they’re perfectly matched in the new film Life After Beth, though the twist is that they both get to play sweet in it. Well, that’sone twist. The other, perhaps more important twist is that this young romance is complicated by the fact that Plaza’s Beth is a zombie, and when she comes back to life, she and DeHaan decide to give their relationship another go. That means he must overlook a few minor things, like her rotting flesh and sudden bursts of super-strong aggression, but hey: We all make compromises in relationships, right? Earlier this month, Plaza and DeHaan sat down with Vulture to discuss how they made it work.

Is it fun to look like a zombie all day?
Aubrey Plaza: My most fun times were driving in the shuttle from the hair-and-makeup trailer to location, because we had to drive in traffic. I would wait for red lights, then pop my head out the window and try to scare the shit out of people.

The makeup doesn’t start to bother you around, like, hour three?
AP: I didn’t mind any of it, actually. It wasn’t that bad. The only thing that sucked was towards the end of the movie, when I’m covered with blood, and fake blood gets sticky, gets in your hair, gets into everything. The blood and the gore was probably the worst part of it, but the zombie makeup and prosthetics were actually cool.

Are people more naturally concerned for you when you’re walking around covered in fake blood?
AP: You know, you’d think they would be. But for some reason, people in L.A. don’t get fazed by anything.

Dane, this is one of the most normal roles I’ve ever seen you play. Is this character much closer to how you really are?
Dane DeHaan: I don’t think I’ve really ever played a character that much like myself. Probably because I’m not very interesting, and a movie about me would be really boring.

AP: It’d just be, like, three hours of you playing golf.

DD: Yeah, exactly.

AP: And being a smartass.

DD: And then taking a nap. But that’s what I love, is playing characters who are different [from] myself, and getting better at acting. I love acting, I’ve always loved acting, and I’ve been really fortunate to get the opportunities to do it with all different kinds of characters. Life After Beth was actually a big departure for me, in terms of it being my first comedy.

Do people not send you many comedies? Are they typecasting you based on your more brooding roles?
DD: I don’t know. I mean, I went from doing a comic-book movie to doing a comedy to doing a James Dean biopic to doing a 17th-century romance, so there’s not really much of a through line in that, I think, except that I’m very fortunate that people keep trusting me with different kinds of films. I think that’s a huge gift. Not only is it a dream come true to work at the level that I get to work at, but I feel like people don’t really see me as one thing or another. They’re just seeing me as an actor, and that’s the goal.

Do you feel like that’s the case for you, Aubrey?
AP: No, I don’t. I think that when you’re on a TV show and you play the same character for seven years, people tend to identify you pretty heavily with that character, and it becomes a challenge to have them see you in a different light. But I like that challenge. It’s fun for me to do things that surprise people, and I always try to do interesting movies for myself. Hopefully, I’ll get the opportunity to keep doing different things. That’s the goal for any actor, I think: You never want to be doing the same thing over and over again.

It’s interesting that the movie begins, really, after Beth has already died. We don’t get to see what their relationship was like pre-zombie — we have to intuit it.
DD: For me, it’s always important to fully flesh out every relationship in a film, so it was important to have an understanding of who Beth was in my life and the history of our relationship and where we were at when she died, absolutely.

AP: It was important for me to just have an idea of who Beth was when she was alive. In terms of their relationship, when we see her come back in the movie, she’s totally in a weird state of amnesia. She’s only remembering select things about their relationship, so I thought a lot about who she was before that. I tried to have a live Beth shine through some of the zombie moments.

Aubrey, your boyfriend Jeff Baena directed the film. Is it weird to discuss with your real boyfriend who should play your fake boyfriend?
AP: It was actually fun casting the movie and talking about who could play those parts. Dane and I have the same manager and the same agent, and he’s such a good actor that it was kind of a no-brainer.

Had you two met before Dane came onboard this film?
DD: Very, very, very briefly.

Was it at some party where it was like, “You’re famous, I’m famous. Let’s talk to each other!”
AP: We met at Jeff’s apartment, where I was living, I guess?
DD: I think that is what Aubrey said to me. “You’re famous …”
AP: “… I’m famous.”
DD: And then she walked away.

Aubrey, you’ve said that you don’t tend to discuss work with Jeff, but you kind of had to for this movie. Has that gone back to normal yet?
AP: Not yet, because we’ve kept talking about it: I’ve gone through the entire process of making the movie with him, and it’s been a really big part of my year. But it’s been interesting to see a movie go from the very beginning stages to the very end, with all of the weird steps in between. I went to film school — the same one that Jeff went to — and I’m really interested in writing stuff, so it was actually a really great learning process for me to watch all this and go through it.

Are you writing something now?
AP: I’m always writing something, but I have one project, a television project, that I’m working on now. And hopefully, I’ll get to direct it.

Dane, are you interested in writing and directing, too?
DD: Uhhh, nope. [Laughs.] I’m really terrified to write, and I just really love acting, so while people will continue to let me act, I’ll just stick with that.

Aubrey, what accounts for your sudden proximity to superheroes and supervillains? Dane played the Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, your Parks and Rec co-star Chris Pratt is starring inGuardians of the Galaxy, you have a movie coming up with Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie from Captain America 
AP: How do you know all that?

I do my research.
AP: Oh, okay. Well, I think it’s just obvious that I need to be a superhero. Or a supervillain. I’m waiting for my chance, and I want it now.

It must be fun to see how Chris Pratt has blown up over the last month.
AP: The cast of Parks and Rec, we all know how brilliant he is, and it’s just nice to see the world [be] let in on the secret of Chris Pratt. I went to the premiere, and it was un-fucking-believable how huge that premiere was. I’ve never seen anything like it. The movie’s gigantic, it made something crazy, like $100 million, its first weekend … it’s really cool.

Is it weird that now people are digging up his old yearbook photos and asking if he’s the new Jennifer Lawrence?
AP: Is that what’s happening?

Yeah. We’re at peak Pratt right now.
AP: That’s cool. Is that weird for me? No, because I don’t have anything to do with it. But I think it’s great.

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