I have finally updated the gallery with screen captures from the Blu-ray edition of Christine–including deleted scenes. Words cannot quite express just how perfect Rebecca is in this role–every critical rave during the film’s release was much deserved. Many of you will likely know the film’s premise by now, and also the real life tragedy that “inspired” it. Unfortunately, Christine flew largely under-the-radar and therefore Rebecca missed out on what could have been a highly successful awards season. If nothing else, the project humanizes and brings a new dimension to what has often been a sensationalized piece of television history–and given the strength of Rebecca’s performance, it should hopefully open the doors to many more leading roles.
Film Productions > Christine (2016) > Blu-ray Screen Captures
Film Productions > Christine (2016) > Blu-ray Features – Deleted Scenes
I’ve added some great new photos of Rebecca attending tonight’s premiere of The Dinner at the 67th Berlinale Film Festival. I’ll do my best to make further additions for the event as soon as they become available. For now, enjoy the first batch of additions.
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2017 > 67th Berlinale International Film Festival – ‘The Dinner’ Premiere
Rebecca wrapped up her promotion of Christine yesterday with a special screening and Q&A for the film in London’s Curzon Soho cinema. She looked beautiful–as always, and was joined by her husband Morgan Spector for some great photos. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, be sure to watch Christine on iTunes–Rebecca’s performance is exceptional. Enjoy the photos!
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2017 > ‘Christine’ Special Q&A and Screening in London
Happy New Year everyone! (I know it’s a little late to say that, but given that this the first news update of 2017, I figured why not). Rebecca was featured in yesterday’s edition of The Times–promoting the upcoming UK release of Christine and sharing some insight on dementia, which her father, Sir Peter Hall, was diagnosed with several years ago.
THE TIMES – ‘I have melancholy resting face,” the actress Rebecca Hall, 34, says, apologising. It’s true that her angular face — which has been compared to a Modigliani painting — can look severe in repose. However, when larking about, she looks like a beautiful tomboy.
There’s also a new glow of happiness, which she puts down to life with her new husband, the American actor Morgan Spector (whom viewers of Boardwalk Empire will know as Frank Capone). Hall never thought she would get married and swore she would never date an actor. After years of a peripatetic actor’s life, though, she has finally put down roots. They married in New York in September 2015. Home is now Brooklyn with Spector and their two cats, Max and Viv. “It’s so unfair when people talk about crazy cat ladies. I know plenty of men who have cats. My husband got me into cats and I love them so much.”
The marriage took everybody by surprise. Many people seemed to think that Hall was still with the British director Sam Mendes. After Mendes’s six-year marriage to Kate Winslet broke up in 2010, Hall was forced to deny that she and Mendes, a close friend, were in a relationship.
They had worked together intensively on the Bridge Project for which Mendes took Shakespeare and Chekhov around the globe using a British/American company that included Ethan Hawke and Simon Russell Beale (with Hall cast as Varya in The Cherry Orchard and Hermione in The Winter’s Tale). The rumours went away, but quietly, a year after his divorce, they got together.Read More
THE WRAP – “Christine” chronicles the mental struggles of television reporter Christine Chubbuck, who shot herself during a live broadcast in 1974. But actress Rebecca Hall, who is riveting as Chubbuck in the dark drama from director Antonio Campos, says that’s not all the film has to offer — it also highlights the overall issue of mental health.
“I think that the film does something really good for society,” Hall told TheWrap. “People have come up to me and said, “Thank you for making this film,’ or in tears about the effect it’s had on them, which makes me proud that it exists.”
“I want people to go see it because there is a misunderstanding that this will be a horribly depressing movie about someone who can’t get out of bed — that’s a misconception about depression. Often, people with depression are engaged in a very active fight to live. And that’s what you are witnessing. It’s disturbing, yes, but it doesn’t make you flatline.”
Hall only had about 15 minutes of footage of Chubbuck to study during her preparation for the film, but she said the lack of first-hand material didn’t hamper her. “The truth is, there isn’t really anyone who doesn’t have someone in their circle who is affected by mental health issues,” she said.
“So it’s not like I didn’t have things to draw on.”Read More
Rebecca is featured as part of the Best Movies and Performances of 2016 feature for DuJour–and I’ve uploaded the gorgeous new photoshoot to the gallery. In case you can’t tell, I’m kind of in love with these photos.
DUJOUR – “I think that if anyone looks at Christine from a distance and goes, ‘Oh how fascinating, how macabre,’ it’s dangerous. Even though she is an unusual character who did a shocking thing [the newscaster shot herself on air], it was a statement that came out of deep pain and suffering. It’s unthinkable in the abstract, but I think the film allows you access to try and understand how she could have gotten to that point. It walks alongside her and observes her, but also allows space for everything that can never be known about anyone. To me, Christine feels like a sort of harbinger of a lot of things we talk about now, whether it’s mental health issues or suicide. And the biggest tragedy for me is that, for all of her constant self-monitoring and her performance of how she thinks she will be acceptable in the world, she is actually loved by the people around her. But she can’t see that, and doesn’t feel like she will ever be understood by anyone.”
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots and Portraits from 2016 > Session 009 – DuJour
Believe it or not, award season is right around the corner and on Thursday night Rebecca attended HFPA and InStyle’s Miss Golden Globe Party at Catch LA in West Hollywood. Rebecca is being named on several contenders lists as a possible outsider for an Academy Award nomination for her role in Christine–so we can no doubt expect to see plenty more of her in coming weeks and months as part of the lead-up to the 2017 Oscars. Nomination or not, I’m so happy to see her receive the recognition she truly deserves for this film.
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2016 > HFPA and InStyle Celebrate Golden Globe Award Season
Last night both Rebecca and Christine director Antonio Campos attended a special screening and Q&A as part of Variety and AARP’s Movies for Grownups series. Usually there is video coverage from these events so hopefully we’ll be able to see that footage very soon. For now, enjoy the new photos.
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2016 > Variety and AARP Screening Series Presents ‘Christine’