With Goodbye Christopher Robin opening this weekend in North American theaters, I recently landed an exclusive interview Domhnall Gleeson. He talked about what surprised him to learn about the story while preparing for his role, trying to be honest to the real people while also making a compelling movie, what it was like filming in the real places, and a lot more.
Set in the aftermath of WWI, Goodbye Christopher Robin chronicles the life of author A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son (Will Tilston) as they created the world of Winnie-the-Pooh, which helped mitigate a pervasive post-war sadness. Margot Robbie co-stars as Milne’s wife, and Kelly Macdonald plays Christopher Robin’s nanny. Based on a true story, the movie is a heartwarming and visually sumptuous biopic of the author of one of the most beloved children’s franchises. The film is directed by Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold).
Check out what Domhnall Gleeson had to say in the player above and below is the Goodbye Christopher Robin official synopsis.
- What surprised him to learn about the story?
- How tough is it to pretend to be married to Margot Robbie?
- Trying to be honest to the real people while also making a compelling movie.
- What it was like filming in the real places?
- How the film recreated news reel footage.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?