“[…] From the start there’s an undertow of cruelty to the teenagers’ high jinks as they learn what they can do, as when they levitate a stuffed animal to frighten a child. Mr. Trank brings a light touch to these self-discovery scenes — the three are flexing fast-evolving muscles — as well as a creeping sense of menace.
In this respect, Mr. DeHaan, whose vulnerability and physical awkwardness here can evoke the young Leonardo DiCaprio in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” is invaluable. Mr. Russell and Mr. Jordan are as likable as their characters, but it’s Mr. DeHaan who pulls you uneasily in.” (x)
“I remember when I was living in New York and shooting In Treatment, and I was deciding whether or not I was going to move to LA to pursue a film career. I would leaving this community of people that I had formed around myself, and it was a scary thing. And Gabriel Byrne wrote me a letter which said something like, ‘Don’t be afraid to take leaps and fall off cliffs.’ I heeded that advice, and it worked out quite nicely.” - Dane DeHaan for GQ Style UK (2013)
“I do what I do because I love to do it, and I love to do it because it’s a neverending quest. It’s an artform that you can do for your whole life and try to get better and better, and never be as good as you want to be. The fact that the world has embraced me in the way that they have makes my life so awesome and so cool.”
“Lucien knows that he’s really good at making people fall in love with him. He knows how to use it as a game of cat-and-mouse, where people are walking on the edge of feeling like they’re really loved, but also feeling like they want more. He never gives them what they want and that’s what keeps them coming back.” - Dane DeHaan on playing Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings (2013)