Both Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga are getting their share of awards buzz thanks to their first rate work as Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple behind the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia. Directed by Jeff Nichols, Loving should receive a plethora of nominations and be a front runner in this year’s Oscar race.
Though thankful of the critical acclaim that Loving has generated, Edgerton isn’t counting his chickens before they’re hatched.
“It’s very flattering and it’d be crazy and dishonest to say it doesn’t tickle the ego a little bit for all of us,” said Edgerton, star of last year’s underrated crime drama Black Mass. “But I’m very careful, because it’s happened in the past (wherein) I’ve bought tickets to my own parade and (have had) expectations about things. I’m just wary of that.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Joel Edgerton discuss why he wants “everybody” to see Loving.
Loving, co-starring Terri Abney and Michael Shannon, is now playing in select theaters.