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Steven Spielberg cried seeing Michelle Williams, Paul Dano as parents – The Hollywood Reporter


Steven Spielberg remembers the first time he saw Michelle Williams and Paul Dano dressed in his parents’ clothes while they were at the… Fablemans.

during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbertwhich aired on Thursday, the Oscar-winning director explained how the “routine” first day of shooting turned into an emotional one.

“Mark Bridges (a costume designer) came up to me and said, ‘I have Paul and Michelle here in their hair and makeup and costumes,’” he recalled, adding that he had seen them in their costumes separately but not together. “I turned around and there was Mom and Dad, and I just burst into tears. Just like that, I didn’t think about it, it just happened.”

The award-winning film is based on the childhood of Spielberg, who grew up as an aspiring film director. The film follows the journey of Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle), but along the way, he discovers a shattering family secret and uses his passion for film to help see the truth.

the Saving Private Ryan The director and producer said Williams and Dano were quick to offer him love and support in that moment: “Michelle ran up to me, and hugged me. Paul came around my back — he’s really tall — hugged me around my shoulder and grabbed me.”

“I gave them [Williams and Dano] Speeches long before the first day of filming. Spielberg added, “I’ve lost all of my tears writing scripts with Tony Kushner.” “I’m a professional. [I told them,] Do not worry about me. You don’t have to take care of me. My job is to take care of you and guide you to deliver some great performances. And it was not. “

Fablemans It has been nominated for seven Academy Awardsincluding Best Picture.

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