If you can’t picture Richard Gere as a little old Jewish guy then check out “Norman.” He plays a con man who never gives up even when he’s down and out. Richard told me he tapped his “inner schlub” to play the role.
Jessica Chastain told me that she took pride in playing a woman who outwitted the Nazis in “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” She’s a real-life heroine who risked her life to hide Jewish refugees and tried to protect her zoo in Warsaw during World War II.
Ruth Negga, a lovely surprise in the Best Actress category, is the child of a mixed race couple. To her, ‘Loving’ is a story that is “quintessentially American.”
Isabelle Huppert is surrounded by shocking surprises in “Elle.” After she is brutally abused, Huppert lays a suspenseful trap for her attacker. She told me why she doesn’t feel as brave and daring as the woman she plays.
Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga play a couple taking their case for interracial marriage to the Supreme Court in “Loving.” It’s history but it’s also moving story about the power of love.