Dane DeHaan Talks KILL YOUR DARLINGS, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, Playing James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s LIFE, the BREAKING BAD Series Finale, More

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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. HallDavid CrossKyra SedgwickJennifer 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.

kill-your-darlings-daniel-radcliffe-dane-dehaanDane DeHaan Time Index:

  • 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.
  • kill-your-darlings-dane-dehaan-daniel-radcliffe8:50 – 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.

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  • TamaraG

    This guy is just sooo talented that I was actually surprised when I met him and saw that he was so incredibly nice and good looking as well?

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  • Seannie5

    The Spiderman reboot is so lame. He doesn’t strike me as a James Dean lookalike but he is a good actor so that’s all that matters. Pity his co-star is Rpattz. He’s as wooden as a table leg.

    • Dave

      What a very unoriginal response. Have you ever actually watched a film starring Pattinson? Clearly not.

      • Seannie5

        haha -what? Why would you say that I haven’t seen any of his films? You do realize that it’s pretty much granted that rpattz is a shitty actor, right? So of course, my response is ‘unoriginal’. His twihard fangirls may love him but we all know it’s because they think he is ‘dreamy’, not because he has acting chops. Jeez, his scene in Remember Me when he had a temper tantrum at Piers Brosnan was the worst acting I’ve ever seen. I live in the real world ‘Dave’

      • Mi

        You repeat what some critics said,typical for people who are not able to think by themselves.Remeber Me is not rob’s only movie and he was very good in it.What does it mean ”we all know”?The fact he has female fans doesn’t make him a bad actor.Some critics had a problem with him and RM,especially after twilight success and were not able to write fair review of his movie,because they were afraid that he will make a money from american tragedy.Shitty actor doesn’t have a movie screened at Cannes festival.He had a movie there at age 26.Looking at your avatar make me think you’re little girl who never seen R rated movie-does it sound nice,seannie?

      • Seannie5

        So some critics have said that Rpattz is as wooden as a table leg? LOL!

        He was shit in Remember Me, it doesn’t matter what the storyline was – he veered between severe constipation face and seizure face. Loads of films screen at Cannes and some of them are shit. GET OVER IT

  • Sam

    can’t wait for Amazing Spiderman 2 and Anton Corbijn’s Life will be a cool film w/ two very good actors

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