huffington post interview


“Do you remember that restaurant where we used to get the chocolate croissants and the espressos in the morning?” Hammer asked Chalamet, who simpered in response. “Do you remember that little place on the piazza where they had the pizza and the other stuff?”

“Ahhhh, yeah,” Chalamet gushed.

“You remember everything,” Hammer said.

“Speranza!” Chalamet recalled, referring to an eatery.

“Yeah, Speranza,” Hammer said. “Where they had the fish. I mean, Timmy’s got some great memories, too. It was an experience that was so surreal and such a treat that honestly if nobody saw the movie, if nobody liked it, if it didn’t go anywhere, I’d still carry it with me as such a point of pride.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Too Busy Planning His Oscars Date With Mom To Worry About MacPEGOTing

Miranda has always been a huge fan of the Oscars and has taped the ceremony every year since “The Little Mermaid” ― the movie that made him want to be “in this game” ― won Best Score and Best Song in 1990. Although he says it’s a “real thrill” to be attending the award show, he’s very anxious to be in the room where it happens.

“I’ll be so nervous. Anything other than just sitting in the audience nervously will be hard for me,” he told HuffPost of the possibility of being a part of a performance of “How Far I’ll Go.” (It was confirmed on Thursday that Miranda will be singing a duet of the song with “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho.) “I’m there for the party. I’m there to really just soak it all up. You grow up watching the Oscars so to actually be there, I’m really excited.”

Despite all these goings-on in his life, Miranda hasn’t slowed down. Although his run as Alexander Hamilton on Broadway has ended, the actor is currently in rehearsals for “Mary Poppins Returns,” which he’s starring in alongside Emily Blunt.“It’s a giant ‘effing musical,” he said. “I feel really comfortable because coming from the theater, I know it’s a luxury to have a lot of rehearsal, but you don’t always get that when you’re making a movie. So for me, it feels like a theater project that we’re getting to put on film. I keep joking like, ‘When do we start previews? I can’t wait!’ I am dancing harder than I have danced since ‘In the Heights,’ because I didn’t dance that much in ‘Hamilton,’ and so getting to do that has been really fun, exciting, liberating. It’s been really good.”

Click through for the rest of the interview on Moana and the Oscars!

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anonymous asked:

imy talk about the interview to us pls :(

i just watched the entire interview and it really was something nice and good. it was really nice to have an interviewer that actually took dan and phil seriously so props to sue for that! it was really reminiscent of the huffington post interview they did almost two years ago (time isn’t real what) as it really did ask deeper questions rather than ‘lol omg what is youtube and why in the world can that be your job you’re invalid go back to traditional media internet trolls.’ the insight into how they create their videos and how they try to stay relevant is really interesting too. most youtubers nowadays do slave away at making topical content but it’s cool how dan and phil would rather stay true to themselves and their creative process. it really shows how much faith they stock in us and the rest of their audience which is sweet. dan mentioning that some of the videos don’t do as well was really interesting and i wish he would have elaborated on how he deals with the response to his videos rather than just saying it deflects off of them. and of course their voices were literal honey and both of them looked v professional in the matching outfits

“Well, I realized quite recently I didn’t grow up [seeing] anyone who looked like me as a kid. That’s really sad to me. But I think it is changing, because I think now people are refusing to accept that that is the status quo. I feel quite more confident about it because there is this buoyancy to that movement. I feel more confident about not keeping my mouth shut, either. I don’t like being a spokesperson, but I think everyone has a duty of care to whoever might be coming next. I really do believe that.” [x

anonymous asked:

There is no better statement of fact than what Chris himself said, that he and Darren are not in a relationship. A public statement which has his integrity at stake. Yet you stated that nothing ever will make you change your mind. This ismt the statement of a rational. Person.

Anon, I wan to sincerely thank you for coming to me with a reasoned, intelligent argument that is a statement of fact.  No one can deny that Chris infamously stated that Glee is not a documentary and that he and Darren are not in a relatiobnship during the Huffington Post Live interview August 2014.

However, that is an interview where what came out of his mouth was negated by his body language.  

And I do believe on some level he actually believes that Glee is not a documentary.  I have stated multiple times that Chris is not Kurt. Darren is not Blaine. And I will extend that by saying CrissColfer is not Klaine. As I wrote yesterday, while I absolutely think many elements of Glee are taken from real life experiences and that the writers absolutely incorporated real life experiences into the script, the core of Kurt and Blaine were much different that Chris and Darren. And again, if it were a documentary, we wouldn’t be sitting here 2 years later still talking about the closeting of Darren, as Blaine was never in the closet, and we wouldn’t be discussing a secret relationship, because Klaine never hid their love from anyone. So in that respect he is correct.  

And I think these are the relevant gifs that show that Chris agrees with what I am saying.  “Klaine does not exist.”  Again, this is true. Klaine is not real. Because Chris and Darren are actually extremely different than their on screen characters. And their relationship is not even remotely similar outside of the the physical ascetic.  

As for the statement that he and Darren are not in a relationship. That was something important to him to deny. Because the PR story is that they are not in an intimate relationship and as long as Darren is closeted and contractually bound with legal obligations (thanks for the reminder Chris in STFF), that will continue to be the stance.  But the issue is what came out of his mouth was much different than what his body language projected.

And instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, I am going to refer you to an excellent post by the much missed, but always present, Michelle, @mleigh69, who did an excellent job of interpreting his body language (X)

Interesting, a year later he seemed to have completely changed his tune.  He even had a picture of Darren and Brian that he used while doing an Interview with the Talk,  stating “Too Much Love” just like he did when he posted it on his IG. Again video clip courtesy of Michelle.

And you can deny all you want that is Darren, but we all know it is. Enough comparison pictures are out there and he was well beyond decapitating the head of the man he is in a “public PR relationship with.”

And the fact is, Darren has also denied being a relationship with Chris.  And then went on to adorably gush about their first date despite the fact that it was not really even relevant to the topic.

Anon, you can’t believe every word that is spoken. Hollywood is full of deception and many relationships portrayed are not real or genuine. Of course when they are interviewed, they are going to follow the PR story. Chris in particular is not going to out Darren. And Darren is not going to break the contract with Fox that is clearly still in place to this day.

Thanks for stopping by. I had fun putting this together on an otherwise dark and dreary day.

anonymous asked:

is that from the huffington post interview? bc dan looks over at phil a LOT in that one

yes kjfkh that interview is one of the best interviews out there because the interviewer actually did his research on dan and phil and youtube culture in general so the entire flow of the interview was very smooth and comfortable and entertaining and professional but still very funny and domestic with a lot of lil details about dan and phil’s lives inside and outside of youtube ranging from how they work through their creative differences to how dan gets annoyed when phil leaves his socks on the living room table :’) overall jus a really great 25 minute video

Get Off The Computer And Complete This Italian Teacher’s Summer Assignment. You Won’t Regret It.

A summer homework list assigned by Cesare Catà of Don Bosco High School in Fermo, a small town on the Adriatic Sea in northeastern Italy, is currently going viral across that country.

Instead of giving his students required reading assignments, Catà gave them a prescription for how to live an inspired life, telling them that in the next few months, they should take time to admire a sunrise, dream about the future and read, because reading is “the best form of rebellion you have.”

The Huffington Post interviewed Catà, who said he models his teaching methods on Mr. Keating, Robin Williams’ character in the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society.” “Surely a pupil could consider literature, philosophy or grammar as instruments to become himself,” Catà told HuffPost in an email. “I think that the radiance of summer, especially during adolescence, could have a special spiritual influence.”