Based on the Richard Wright novel, Native Son is the tale of an African-American man in Chicago who is hired to be the driver a wealthy businessman. Premieres April 6 on HBO.
‘Love, Simon’ Star Nick Robinson Falls for a Stripper in ‘Krystal’ Trailer (Exclusive)
“I have an announcement. I’m in love!”
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT – Nick Robinson is going from butterflies in his stomach and first kisses in Love, Simon to a very different kind of crush: In Krystal, he plays 18-year-old Taylor Ogburn, a sheltered Southern boy who falls for an “ex-hooker-stripper-junkie-alcoholic” with a heart of gold (played by Rosario Dawson). In order to woo her, Taylor starts attending AA meetings — despite never having had a sip of alcohol in his life.
ET has the exclusive trailer for the R-rated comedy, which includes madcap wheelchair escapes, brunch brawls and sage advice from none other than Kathy Bates. Krystal was directed by William H. Macy and co-stars Bates, Felicity Huffman, Tip “T.I.” Harris and The Flash‘s Grant Gustin. “Chicks like her don’t fall for guys like you. You’re a good guy. Chicks marry good guys. They fall in love with bad boys,” Gustin’s big bro advises Taylor, to which he replies, “I can be bad.”
Krystal is Macy’s third feature film, written by Will Aldis and produced by Dan Keston and Rachel Winter (who is Oscar-nominated for Dallas Buyers Club). The movie opens in theaters on April 13.
Nick attended the Love, Simon photocall with co-star Katherine Langford, in Sydney Australia (March 20).
Nick is in Australia promoting Love, Simon! He attended the Love, Simon Australian premiere in Sydney, Australia (March 18).
LA TIMES – “Have you been to Echo Park Lake? You wanna go down there?” Nick Robinson asks. He’s finished his cortado, a frothy espresso drink that became his go-to coffee order after a trip to Spain a few years ago, and says it’s nice outside — not too cold.
So we leave the Woodcat Coffee Bar, and I throw my bag into my car before we head to the lake. The actor checks out the stuff in the back seat, observing bulk-size quantities of Special K and Lysol wipes.
“Did you just go to Costco?” he says. “I love Costco. I just find it very calming, for some reason. The best time to go is, like, a Wednesday at 2 o’clock. You have the whole place to yourself. You don’t have to wait for the free samples. And you can buy a bunch of [crap] you don’t need, but you’re like, ‘Wow, this is a great deal.'”
Another young thinker for Hollywood’s line-up of conscientious heartthrobs.
WONDERLAND – If Nick Robinson hadn’t been cast opposite Sabrina the Teenage Witch in agreeable American sitcom Melissa & Joey circa 2010 — later as the protagonist in Rob Reiner’s addiction drama Being Charlie, then as the Olly to Amandla Stenberg’s Maddy in last year’s pastel-fronted Everything, Everything — there’s every chance his trajectory would have been anchored in history. “I think the turn of the 20th century is very interesting,” he tells me over the phone from the Dominican Republic. “The ideas, the technology — you still had a very antiquated world view and a lot of antiquated customs — yet they had airplanes.”