Hi and welcome to our new column, Sleeper Bae, where we intro you to an obsession you don’t yet have but soon will. Let’s start with this imminent internet boyfriend and costar of The Goldfinch (out September 13), shall we?
“I grew up really poor. There was a point when we lived in a tent for a year. Then we lived in motels. I went to school from motels. I spent the most time in a small trailer with my six brothers and sisters. I always looked at acting as therapy, but I was also driven by wanting more for myself and my family. I just bought my parents a beautiful home.”
“My fiancée has nothing to do with the industry, and I find that to be relaxing and peaceful. We also come from two different sides of the tracks, like Romeo and Juliet. She grew up in a diplomat kind of life, where they had bodyguards and all that stuff.”
“My character in The Goldfinch becomes this sweet, sad addict. He’s a heavier-set guy, so I was like, I’ll just eat pizza and let myself go. I had a beard that I let get scraggly. There’s something telling about a man who just doesn’t take care of himself.”