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Rebecca is featured in the latest issue of Interview–and in addition to a new interview, she looks strikingly beautiful in this black and white photoshoot taken for the magazine. If you haven’t already, you can read the full interview below–where Rebecca discusses her current role in The Gift, as well as her challenging potrayal of news reporter Christine Chubbuck, in Christine, which is due for release at some point next year. Enjoy!

INTERVIEW – If you meet Rebecca Hall, she might ask you about your family history. “It’s always something I do when I meet people,” she says with a laugh. “Alright, tell me about your family, what’s the deal?” Though she’s just one in a household full of performers (her mother is an opera singer, her father a director, and her half-siblings scattered across a variety of theater and film disciplines), she’s adamant that most families have as intriguing a story to tell as hers. (She concedes that hers is “more externally colorful.”) She mentions Sarah Polley’s recent documentary Stories We Tell by way of example—the film is premised on the idea that every family has its own story.

Her excitement about family narratives is part of a deeper cultural curiosity—she’s also a self-professed music nerd (currently deciding whether she likes Chilly Gonzales’s latest effort) and a consumer of films of all descriptions. She’s hard-pressed to pick a favorite genre, even. “I’m a fan, at the end of the day,” she says. “I’m a real geek in this department.” She tosses out a list of what she watches regularly, from Golden Age American films to French cinema, to the latest blockbusters, comedies, and drama, foreign and domestic alike. Her openness to experience also defines her choices of roles. This year alone, she appears in the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, the Antonio Campos biopic Christine about a young Floridian newscaster who committed suicide on live television, and Joel Edgerton’s The Gift, a psychological thriller in the purest sense of the term.

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Be sure to check out this awesome new interview (it’s almost an hour long!) with Rebecca in the latest episode of Happy Sad Confused–hosted by Josh Horowitz. I’ve also added some portraits from the interview to the gallery, enjoy!

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Be sure to check out this beautiful new photoshoot of Rebecca taken for The New Potato–along with the accompanying interview that can be found below. Enjoy!

THE NEW POTATO – As neurotic New Yorkers ourselves, we first fell in love with Rebecca Hall when she graced the screen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona as the newest Woody Allen heroine. She continued to be a favorite of ours as we watched her moved seamlessly through movies like The Town and Transcendence without a moment’s pause. This week, her newest movie – a thriller called The Gift – comes out and is further proof of this Brit’s Meryl-Streep-like capability to nail a wide variety of roles. But enough about show business, we sat down with Hall on all things beauty, food and various pieces of life advice. We also got a quote from Woody…obviously.

From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

I’d wake up to the sound of fresh coffee beans being ground. The beans would be from a place called Workshop in Clerkenwell, London. It may be my favorite cup of coffee. Whenever I pass through I stockpile as many bags into a suitcase as is legal. I’d drink about a gallon of this, and then realize I’d have to eat something to prevent adrenal exhaustion. This would be German mestemacher bread toasted in olive oil, sliced avocado, a fried egg and Sriracha. Lunch would be a big salad with lots of kale (does anyone else find it peculiar that ten years ago kale was exclusively used as the decoration for sushi platters?) and maybe some grilled chicken and a bunch of exciting crunchy things that you could just as likely feed a bird. Dinner would be cooked by my friend Brian, who is an amateur chef. He does a lemon fettuccine and sous vide steak that guarantees a blissed out food coma. We’d drink a bottle of chilled Cialla Bianco, Ronchi di Cialla 1997. I’m not really as much of a wine buff as this would suggest. I discovered that one by accident at I Sodi in New York after being hypnotized by the amber color of the wine a man with a tattoo on his head was drinking at the bar. It tastes almost as exotic too.

You come from a theater/entertainment family. Is it fun all being in a similar business?
It has its moments. It can be great that we all understand what one another does, but it can be exhausting also.

When did you know you wanted to become an actress? Who were your inspirations?
My mother [Maria Ewing] was one of the greatest performers I ever saw as a kid – and I watched her all the time – so there is no question she was an inspiration. Pretty soon after that I discovered Bette Davis doing the scene when she uses cold cream to take off her stage makeup in All About Eve. Ruined.

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I have updated the gallery with three missing outtakes from Rebecca’s shoot for NUVO magazine last year. Enjoy!

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I’ve added three stunning new portraits of Rebecca taken at the Tribeca Film Festival–where she’s currently promoting her latest film, Tumbledown. Enjoy!

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Courtesy of Deadline, I’ve added two new portraits of Rebecca promoting Tumbledown at the Tribeca Film Festival to the gallery. Enjoy!

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I’ve updated the gallery with over 100 photos of Rebecca looking strikingly beautiful at yesterday’s premiere of Tumbledown at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, where she was joined on the red carpet by co-stars Jason Sudeikis and Dianna Agron.

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I’ve updated the gallery with screen captures from the Blu-ray edition of Closed Circuit. Rebecca turns in another great performance as Claudia Simmons-Howe–Eric Bana, Ciarán Hinds, Riz Ahmed and Anne-Marie Duff round out the talented cast. The film itself wasn’t as thrilling or as enjoyable as I had hoped it would be, and it played more like a conspiracy/courtroom drama.. a sub-genre which doesn’t really appeal to me personally.


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