Kenneth Lonergan’s acclaimed film Manchester by the Sea is one of the most devastating dramas in years, with emotionally rich performances by Oscar-nominated actors Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.
The film comes with a touch of levity, too, thanks in large part to a revelatory performance from its breakout star, Lucas Hedges. He plays Patrick, the hockey-playing, band-practicing, multiple-girlfriend-having nephew who comes under the custody of Affleck’s tormented handyman after the death of his brother (Kyle Chandler).
You can meet the 19-year-old Brooklyn native (whose father is Pieces of April writer-director Peter Hedges) in the video above as he answers 15 rapid-fire questions about himself.
Among the best tidbits, we learn Hedges’s favorite Harry Potter movie (The Goblet of Fire, which he’s seen “like 20 times”), his presidential ambitions — or lack thereof (his first act would be to sit courtside at a Knicks game), and that he has a juggling video on YouTube called “Juggle Me Crazy.” Here’s the link. You’re welcome.
Manchester by the Sea is now in theaters.