The rumors have been flying about Garrett possibly being cast as Finnick in Catching Fire and today those rumors have been even more intense because the Garrett on facebook posted about Finnick. As most of you know, Garrett isn’t on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Myspace, Google+ or any other social networking site past, present or future. He also doesn’t have an Official Facebook page run by his publicist or anyone else connected to him. I’ve talked to Garrett about it and it’s an impostor, I promise.

This quote from an interview pretty much sums it up:

Twitter or Facebook?
G: Neither. I don’t do any of them.

There’s a fake Garrett Hedlund on Twitter.
G: People keep asking me why I don’t respond to them on Twitter and nobody can seem to believe that it’s not me. And they say, “Yeah it is. It’s your picture” and I’m like, “You’re such a fool.” As long as people know it’s not me, they can finally realize that this person’s silly and psychotic.

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As for whether or not Garrett is going to be cast as Finnick – your guess is as good as mine. Any announcement about that will come from the studio in the form of a press release that is timed to go out through the major industry publications like Variety.

I’m sorry if any of this comes across as harsh – I don’t mean for it to. It’s more of a frustration that this person has been pretending to be Garrett for several years now, tricking his fans, friends and family. As I wrote before, we are all here because we support Garrett and his career and I hate to think of anyone taking advantage of that, for whatever ulterior motives they may have.

Thanks for understanding :)

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Garrett Is Not On Facebook
Laura
04 Jun, 2012



Preview of Prada menswear f/w 2012-13 advert.

PRADA A/W 12/13 CAMPAIGN | Acting luminaries Gary Oldman, Garrett Hedlund, Jamie Bell and Willem Dafoe, also stars of the autumn/winter fashion showcase in Milan, are the subjects of this gallery shot by David Sims

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Prada AW12 Menswear Campaign
Laura
04 Jun, 2012




Garrett Hedlund’s Postcoital Offer to Steve Buscemi Was Rejected

At Cannes, we wrote about the refreshingly sexy elements at play in On the Road — including a free-spirited, topless Kristen Stewart — but there was one moment in the adaptation of the Jack Kerouac classic that probably deserved a little more ink than we gave it: the scene where a nude Garrett Hedlund vigorously bangs 54-year-old Steve Buscemi. “I don’t know how honest I can be about this,” laughed Hedlund when we caught up with him a few days after the film premiered. “I did feel ridiculous because after [shooting it], I asked him if he wanted to have a cigarette. And he said no! He had always asked me for cigarettes before — ‘Hey, man, can I bum one of those?’ — and after the scene, I was like, ‘Hey, you wanna have a cigarette?’ And he said, ‘Uh, I’m good.'”

It was an unexpected cinematic moment for sure, but a controversial one, too: Some of the people we talked to felt that the scene was a notably negative one in such a sex-positive picture, since Sam Riley’s worshipful Sal Paradise (a character based on Kerouac himself) begins to lose respect for his best friend, Hedlund’s Dean Moriarty (based on real-life Beat figure Neal Cassady), after he prostitutes himself to Buscemi. And since it’s the only explicitly gay moment in the film — despite the fact that the Beats had plenty of man-on-man intermingling, and another male character claims to have slept with Moriarty — there were some questions about the moviemakers’ intentions.

Still, Riley cautioned that Sal’s reaction is the opposite of homophobic. “I think there was perhaps an element of jealousy there,” he told us. “I know in real life, [Kerouac and Cassady] are supposed to have ‘done it,’ but I don’t think very often … from my understanding, it only happened once or something. That relationship is a strange mix of admiration and competition, of jealousy and brotherly love and an attraction, I think.”

In any case, it may have led to some unusual typecasting for Hedlund: He’s reportedly on the casting short list for Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, where he’d play another charismatic, nearly nude character who rents out his body from time to time.

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The second article, about what book Garrett would like to turn into a movie, is beneath the cut. And no, he didn’t answer with “Catching Fire” lol.

 

Read the rest of this entry…

Two New Articles - On Proust and Postcoital Cigarettes
Laura
02 Jun, 2012



Garrett at the after party. Photo belongs to Gerald Nicosia.

Rick Dale at the Daily Beat has posted a great interview with Gerry Nicosia, the Kerouac biographer who was brought in by Walter during the Beatnik boot camp. The interview is about his reactions to seeing On the Road on the big screen, attending Cannes, and being a guest at the after party. It’s an interesting read and definitely worth checking out – Memories of Cannes: An Interview with Gerald Nicosia (including a mini-review of On The Road)

Here’s an excerpt from his review of the film:

Garrett Hedlund’s performance as Neal is simply great—unless Sir Lawrence Olivier comes back from the grave to make a surprise appearance, Garrett should get an Oscar for that performance. Finally, we have a Neal Cassady on the screen who is not a caricature. His performance is nuanced in every way. Yes, he is sex-mad, his body moves as if plugged into a thousand-volt line, but we also see a vulnerable Neal, a lonely Neal, a pained and anguished Neal, a profoundly needy Neal (shades of Brando in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE), and a tender Neal. We see a man with a big hole of loss at the center of his life, which is how it was in real life for him. Salles focuses on his missing father (because you can’t focus on a lot of different things in a two-hour movie), but Neal was equally traumatized by the absence of a mother for almost his entire life. When Jack finally rejects Neal at the end, it will have a lot of people crying—not an emotion we expect to get from Neal Cassady.

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The Daily Beat's Interview with Gerry Nicosia About Cannes & OTR
Laura
02 Jun, 2012




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