Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain mad about Jeremy Strong profile

Aaron Sorkin, Jessica Chastain, Brian Darcy James and Jeremy Strong at Molly's Game Show

Aaron Sorkin, Jessica Chastain, Brian Darcy James and Jeremy Strong at a movie screening Molly’s game
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lately New Yorker Profile personly From Succession Star Jeremy Strong has proven to be a kind of Rorschach test for people online. This means that anyone who reads Michael Shulman’s (undoubtedly amazing) presentation of Strong’s whole vibe seems to come up with a different reading than it might have been to spend an extended amount of time with him on a movie or TV set.

(Current co-workers Kieran Culkin and Brian Cox, both quoted in the article, come across as a mixture of admiration, concern, and fair slight Disturbed by Strong’s dedication to portraying Kendall Roy’s deep, timid failure in Body, Mind, and Spirit.)

But while most people seem to have gained at least some sense of the writer’s affection for his admittedly intense subject matter through Schulman’s essay, at least one star has become angry at what she considers a hit piece about her friend. To Intelligence: Jessica Chastain not happy about it New Yorker Profile, so much so that she even shared an editorial the telegraph in defense of her Molly’s game He has co-starred on social media and has now provided a message from director Aaron Sorkin (cited in New Yorker piece) defend the strong.

Sorkin’s letter is mostly concerned with giving complete answers to five questions Shulman posed to him regarding the piece, which seem to focus on some of Strong’s most extreme behavior. (Especially the confirmed details that he brought up the idea of ​​being exposed to tear gas to get the character of Sorkin Chicago trial 7.) Sorkin’s base point (which also pops up in a file New Yorker Profile, which we can’t help but notice until far away complement to Strong’s talents) states that while Strong is certainly strong, he is not the strong type that is irresponsible or disrespectful to others. Sorkin notes, among other things, that when Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen deviated from the script deliberately to antagonize Judge Frank Langella’s character in Chicago 7It was in a way that Angela felt fine. the Being Ricardos The director also confirmed that he would work with Strong again in a heartbeat.

It all, again, seems to spring from the assumption that you think, as Chastain and Sorkin clearly do, that Strong comes across as being particularly awful in profile. (This writer’s opinion is that he reads as someone who would be fun but too exhausting to have lunch with, not necessarily in a terrible way.) Even if we’re not entirely convinced that wealthy and well-connected Emmy winners necessarily need such a full defense right now, especially given how obsessed everyone is currently with Strong’s performance this season of Succession Previously.

Update, 3:53 PM at 11/12/21: And now more of Strong’s famous friends are out of the woodwork to defend him than he is, repeat for n time, not actually a mean portrayal of the actor. Adam McKay (who produces CEO Succession) Sorkin tweeted:While Anne Hathaway She posted a black and white photo of Strong on her Instagram, along with very impressive Tribute to her fallen friend.

at the same time, New Yorker He issued his own statement on the whole situation: “This is a subtle and multifaceted portrait of a very dedicated actor. It inspired a range of reactions from people, including many who said they liked Jeremy Strong’s art more after reading the article.”


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