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!
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.Read More
I have updated the gallery with three missing outtakes from Rebecca’s shoot for NUVO magazine last year. Enjoy!
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots and Portraits from 2014 > Session 006 – NUVO
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!
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots and Portraits from 2015 > Session 005 – Tribeca Film Festival
Courtesy of Deadline, I’ve added two new portraits of Rebecca promoting Tumbledown at the Tribeca Film Festival to the gallery. Enjoy!
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots and Portraits from 2015 > Session 004 – Tribeca Film Festival
Three gorgeous outtakes from Rebecca’s cover shoot for CRASH have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots and Portraits from 2014 > Session 002 – CRASH
I’ve uploaded some beautiful portaits of Rebecca taken for the Los Angeles Times to promote her latest role in Transcendence to the gallery.
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots and Portraits from 2014 > Session 005 – Los Angeles Times
HUNGER – Rebecca Hall’s decision to drop out of university in her final year to pursue acting may have been a risky one, but the gamble has certainly paid off. Although, with Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and opera singer Maria Ewing as parents, perhaps it wasn’t really that much of a gamble – the stage seems to be in her blood.
In 2008, following a number of theatre roles, and smaller parts in Starter for 10 and The Prestige, Hollywood came knocking and she landed the part of good girl Vicky in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which she picked up a Golden Globe nomination. Then came Frost/Nixon, The Town and The Awakening, and her BAFTA-winning portrayal of a traumatised mother in Red Riding: In The Year of Our Lord 1974. And last year Rebecca proved that she can also tackle blockbusters when she took on brainy biologist Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3. With a starring role opposite Johnny Depp this year, it looks like she should get used to having Hollywood at her door.
REBECCA, YOUR DAD IS BRITISH AND YOUR MUM IS AMERICAN, DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH ONE CULTURE MORE THAN THE OTHER?
I identify more with British culture because I grew up here, and I went to school and university here. I’m a Londoner and I always have been. It doesn’t mean I’m not very at home in American culture, though. I have an understanding of it, and there’s a part of me that feels fairly American when I go there, but I feel home is home and that’s London.Read More