I’m so happy for Mahershala Ali to win an Oscar. I’ve met this precious guy 2 ½ years ago when he played our loyal Boggs in the Hunger Games parts Mockingjay 1+2 while shooting in Berlin. Mega congrats for this awesome man! PS: Congrats for becoming a daddy, too! Awww!
I fell in love with his first EP, Take Me to Church, then From Eden. It was playing a lot in my hair and makeup trailer when I was shooting Mockingjay in Atlanta, and my crew couldn’t believe that it wasn’t an American singer because a lot of Hozier’s music has a real soulful blues, like, delta blues kind of sound. So, they found it amazing that it was an Irish guy. Then, when the shoot for Hunger Games moved to Berlin, luckily, Andy had a gig on so we went to see Hozier in a beautifully small, intimate little venue. And then I met him backstage that night and the rest is history. We’ve become friends and I was really eager and keen to shoot a music video with him. – Natalie Dormer [x]
Positioning my sunglasses back on the bridge of my nose, I took a deep breath and looked around me in case something had changed. I traced the grooves of the wooden bench I was sitting on with my fingernails as the sound it made seemed to be soothing me in a way.