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A couple of interviews with Claire at Sundance Film Festival have already been posted! These are by IndieWire and IMDb, and she is with the cast of A Kid Like Jake. Besides making sure we’re all aware of their altitude problem in Park City, the actors talked about what drew them to that project and how it differs from the movies and television shows we’ve seen them in recently.
The Film Stage has been sharing the screenplays for this award season’s contender movies, and the official one for Brigsby Bear, written by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney, is now available!
Click here to download the screenplay for Brigsby Bear.
Currently available are The Big Sick, I, Tonya, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), The Lost City of Z, Mudbound, mother!, Okja, Lady Bird, The Florida Project, and more. Check back for some of our favorites and/or highly-anticipated scripts, such as Phantom Thread, Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water, A Ghost Story, Get Out, The Post, and more.
The movie A Kid Like Jake is going to premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January 2018! Claire filmed it around June and July this year, and we got a lot of pictures of her on set (which you can see here). She might start promoting the 7th season of “Homeland” soon, but we hope she gets to attend the festival!
A Kid Like Jake / U.S.A. (Director: Silas Howard, Screenwriter: Daniel Pearle, Producers: Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak, Eric Norsoph, Paul Bernon, Rachel Song) — As married couple Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents to a young son who prefers Cinderella to G.I. Joe, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what’s best for their child, and each other. Cast: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd, Amy Landecker. World Premiere
Claire talked to Cindy Adams from Page Six about playing a therapist – and also going to therapy. Read it below.
I interviewed a bear. No real grizzly or Gobi. A human inside Stupid Brain Costume Shop’s fuzzy off-white suit. This polar species is in “Brigsby Bear” with real-life star Claire Danes.
Claire: “My part in the movie’s to encourage an innocent young man with imagination to accept reality. He’s created his own world. An imaginary role for himself with an attachment to this make-believe bear. I have no scenes with it, so you might say I’m anti-bear. I play the man’s therapist.”
What’s someone in pink stilettos and backless armless Prada know about playing a therapist?
“Oh, please. You kidding? Of course I know about therapy. I’m a New Yorker. Everybody’s in therapy. My best friends. My childhood chum’s a therapist. At birth, as I left the hospital I went into therapy.”
“I’ve been working steadily so now it’s time to be just a wife, a mom and an average person at home. Nice for awhile to even not be catered to excessively. My 4 ¹/₂-year-old’s grown up on sets. He’s even been on this set with me.”
Back to the bear and his (her?) handler: “Max time inside the suit’s two hours. Plus handling liquids before and after since you can’t pee or drink while in it. You can’t even release your arms for a snack. You can’t get that suit wet or dirty. Lunch needs the suit’s full removal.”
“On set, the bear guy was one same professional stuntman throughout. You can’t pinhole the costume’s eyes for vision because cameras and lights would pick that up. So inside he can’t see. Can’t hear. Handlers were with him at all times.”
“The outfit’s animatronic. Face movements, mesh mouth, eyebrows, lids react. Controlled animatronically. A Bluetooth headset and microphone’s inside, so the outside person talks to the bear person, who reacts in an exact replica of the action required.”
Some reporters get one-on-ones with gorgeous George Clooney or handsome Jon Hamm. My luck — I interview a friggin’ Kodiak inside a fuzzy Dr. Denton’s.
After a couple of weeks without new pictures from the set of A Kid Like Jake, here we are again! Claire was photographed while filming in New York City yesterday, and our gallery has been updated with the images.
Claire as Carrie Mathison
Post-production ― January 2018 HOMELAND is an edge-of-your-seat sensation. CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn. You won't be able to turn away from this gripping, emotional thriller in which nothing short of the fate of our nation is at stake.
Brigsby Bear (2017)
Claire as Clare Brigsby Bear Adventures is a low-budget children's TV show produced for an audience of one, James. When the show abruptly ends, James realizes that everything about his life is a lie, and he must learn to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about.
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