Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)

Joel’s visits with Fitzy and Wippa on NOVA FM are always the best!  This time, the boys got Joel to reveal the highly romantic details about his first kiss, and how love led him to take breakdancing lessons…..  :-)

Joel being interviewed at the Melbourne premiere of “Felony,” and aggressively enjoying himself at the after-party. Lower photo includes Joel’s long-time mate Damian Walshe-Howling who worked with him on “Saturn’s Return,” “The Secret Life of Us,” “Ned Kelly,” and ”Monkeys.”

Family and friends surrounding Joel at the after-party of the Australian premiere of “Felony” at the Melbourne International Film Festival…..

Photo 1: Joel with his proud Mum and Dad, with Nash and Carla in background

Photo 2: Nash and ‘honourary son’ Dan Wyllie (“Animal Kingdom,” “The Pillowman”) trying to horn in on the picture

Photo 3: Nash and Joel, with Dan trying to look sexy, and Carla peeking over Nash’s shoulder

Photo4: Newlyweds Carla and Nash on the red carpet

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Joel is in the midst of a jam-packed, 2-week promotional tour for “Felony” which has him doing a non-stop round of film screenings, Q&A sessions, special meet-and-greets, and back-to-back TV, radio, and telephone interviews. Joel’s visit with Matt and Joe on TripleM radio on Monday was a particularly irreverent one, with Joel ratting out Nash for shoving him around when he was a baby, and discussing his angst when he was told that his lisp would forever keep him from becoming an actor…

Photo: Joel with Joe Hildebrand of the 1Percenters on Triple M

Joel enjoying some laughs with his “Felony” co-star Sarah Roberts on the red carpet at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Nash:  He’d write scenes and if I didn’t like them or didn’t know how to shoot them, we’d change something. A lot of times when I’m reading a script I can imagine how I’d shoot something, but if I can’t figure out how to, then there’s something wrong with the scene. That’s kind of how I worked with him.
Joel:  I feel that there’s a lot of time saved in that we can be pretty straight up without getting offended. I think we understand each other pretty well. 
Nash:  It was pretty easy telling him if I don’t like something, knowing that we’ll still be brothers at the end of it. 
— director Nash and screenwriter Joel describing their working relationship when working on a film together.

Nash:  He’d write scenes and if I didn’t like them or didn’t know how to shoot them, we’d change something. A lot of times when I’m reading a script I can imagine how I’d shoot something, but if I can’t figure out how to, then there’s something wrong with the scene. That’s kind of how I worked with him.

Joel:  I feel that there’s a lot of time saved in that we can be pretty straight up without getting offended. I think we understand each other pretty well. 

Nash:  It was pretty easy telling him if I don’t like something, knowing that we’ll still be brothers at the end of it. 

— director Nash and screenwriter Joel describing their working relationship when working on a film together.

A great behind-the-scenes video showing Nash looking very dapper whilst doing his leaps and falls for the Van Heusen MOVE advertising campaign. When asked why he agreed to sign on to the project, Nash enthusiastically replied, “I wanted to test it out! I do enjoy wearing a suit and I had an understanding of this suit and the flexibility it has. I was really interested in the idea of being able to move wearing the suit to perform stunts for the campaign. On the day of the shoot I was wearing the suit for close to 12 to 14 hours and I was completely comfortable the whole day no matter what I was doing. I did a lot of actions the whole day and it was really surprising to me how free I was to move.”

What a brilliant idea! :-)  Menswear company Van Heusen knows full well that many men think suits are uncomfortable to wear, so they set out to design a range of business clothing called MOVE that they say allows for ultimate ease of wear and movement. And how did they decide to advertise this new line? Why, by hiring stuntman Nash to showcase the clothing’s extreme comfort and flexibility, that’s how!  :-)

Keep an eye out in Australia and New Zealand and you’ll see posters and ads featuring Nash putting the clothing through its paces and assessing its ease of wear. “We approached the campaign with the idea of testing the limits of Van Heusen MOVE. The campaign shots show an extreme product demonstration that underlines the freedom of movement of the collection,” says the Bashful agency creative director Emil Vrisakis. Video material and stills feature Nash climbing, falling and leaping from buildings with the imagery designed to demonstrate the comfort of the MOVE range.

Was finally able to get a copy of the Nash and Joel ‘60Mins’ interview that Tumblr would accept.  Enjoy! :-)

“I always read stories about people who do bad things. We’re all only one experience away from that being us. You could just judge someone as being a bad person - but then what if that were you? What would you do? We wanted to make a movie that would put the audience in that experience” and give them something to talk about afterwards. “Like when you used to go to a kid’s party and at the end of it you’d go home and they’d give you a lolly bag to take home.”

— Joel Edgerton discussing his film “Felony,” which he wrote, produced, and stars in, at its Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival