Opening this week in limited release is director John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings. The film focuses on the origins of the Beat movement and follows the volatile friendships of Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster), and Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). There’s also a murder wrapped in between the lines. Kill Your Darlings also stars Michael C. Hall, David Cross, Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Elizabeth Olsen. I caught the pic at Sundance and it was one of my favorites of the festival. In addition, the entire cast was fantastic and Krokidas announces himself as a serious talent to watch. For more on the film, read Matt’s review or read all of our previous coverage.
Last week, I landed an extended video interview with Dane DeHaan. He talked about the filming schedule and New York City-based location shoots of Kill Your Darlings, his preparation process and whether he delved into the real-life history of his character, working with other actors who were as committed as he was, and more. In addition, DeHaan talked about making The Amazing Spider-Man 2, working with Marc Webb, how excited he is to be made into an action figure, playing James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s Life, his reaction to the series finale of Breaking Bad, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
And if you missed my exclusive interview with Daniel Radcliffe, click here to check it out.
- 0:05 – Looks back on his experience at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
- 0:40 – Compares the fan bases of Metallica and Daniel Radcliffe.
- 2:00 – Reflects on the last year of his career, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Place Beyond the Pines and Kill Your Darlings.
- 3:05 – Comments on the filming schedule and New York City-based location shoots of Kill Your Darlings.
- 4:55 – Talks about the advanced preparation for his role since they shot the film in 24 days.
- 5:50 – Comments further on his preparation process and whether he delved into the real-life history of his character, Lucien Carr.
- 7:40 – Talks about working with fellow cast members and his experience working opposite other actors who were as committed as he was.
- 8:50 – Reflects on some moments where he’s been recognized on the street and looks ahead to how that might change after The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
- 9:35 – Reveals that he’s excited to be made into an action figure.
- 9:55 – Talks about participating in body scans for the film and possibly for his action figure.
- 10:25 – Looks back on the process of filming the sequel and talks about working with director, Marc Webb.
- 12:20 – Talks about his future films, including possibly continuing in the Spider-Man franchise, and why he chooses particular roles.
- 13:25 – Talks a bit about his next role as James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s Life, and the progress of the film’s production.
- 13:45 – Elaborates further on the opportunities coming across his desk and what he’s looking forward to.
- 14:10 – Reacts to the finale of Breaking Bad.