CULTURE

Beginners


Director Mike Mills annotates behind-the-scenes images from his new movie starring Ewan McGregor. Click here to read the article.

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Photographer: Sarah Soquel Morhaim

“This was on our last day of shooting with Christopher Plummer—who plays his own wonderful version of my dad, who came out of the closet at age 75! It was amazing to watch Ewan and Chris play together as actors—as if they’d known each other for years and years.”

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Photographer: Todd Cole

“Ewan and Mélanie: From the first improvising we did in rehearsals you could see how much each one surprised and pushed the other. It was like some huge “game on” light switched on and they didn’t look back.”

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Photographer: Sarah Soquel Morhaim

“Cosmo! And that’s the hand of his wonderful partner—trainer, Mathilde. Cosmo has a deep, thousand-year-old kind of soul, and like Ewan, he was so sensitive to his fellow actors. They were really with each other.”