We meet up with Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Jeff Bridges and more in a Hollywood hotel to talk through the acclaimed new thriller
With Bad Times At The El Royale, director Drew Goddard has revamped the hotel-bound mystery. An intriguing tale of seven secret-hiding strangers, who all convene on the same shady hotel, it’s already being heralded as one of the year’s best movies.
Bolstered by its all-star cast, we thought it only right to send NME‘s Kevin EG Perry to a hotel (The Hollywood Roosevelt, for those interested) and quiz the cast and director of Bad Times At The El Royale on everything from film noir to Humphrey Bogart, Chris Hemsworth’s chest to The Big Lebowski, and far beyond.
Jon Hamm & Lewis Pullman on Humphrey Bogart and Bad Times at the El Royale
Jon Hamm and Lewis Pullman discuss the complicated shooting process behind Bad Times at the El Royale, Hamm’s love of Bogart and the all-important question: ‘Who’s the better director: Drew Goddard, or Jean-Luc Godard?’
Jeff Bridges & Cynthia Erivo on singing, film noir and Bad Times at the El Royale
We sit down with Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo to discuss Erivo’s incredible singing performance in Bad Times at the El Royale, and The Big Lebowski’s film noir influence.
Dakota Johnson & Cailee Spaeny on Chris Hemsworth’s chest and Bad Times at the El Royale
Dakota Johnson and Cailee Spaeny discuss the joy of unexpected twists in Bad Times at the El Royale, and – of course – Chris Hemsworth’s distracting shirtlessness.
We asked Bad Times at the El Royale’s Drew Goddard if he’s better than Jean-Luc Godard
Writer and director Drew Goddard dicusses the film’s soundtrack and why ‘Hold On, I’m Comin” is the perfect song to close it.