Denne søndag Lifetime, netværket kendt for at sætte sine egne sæbevandsspids på virkelige sagaer, tager sagen om Lyle og Erik Menendez, de velhavende Beverly Hills-brødre, der berømte deres parents tilbage i 1989. Under deres første af to kriminelle forsøg, der opstod, hævdede Lyle og Erik, at de havde langvarige psykiske og seksuelle overgreb i deres kontrollerende far Jose, and at their mother had known that they were still looking the other way for years. jeg Menendez: Blood Brothers, Livstiden takes siblings by their words and portrays them in a more sympathetic light compared with previous pop culture portraits. Det stemmer også Courtney Love som drengens mor, Mary “Kitty” Menendez, and if there is not enough reason to tune in, we do not know what is.
Earlier this week we got hold of love and her cast mate, yngre stjernen Nico Tortorella, der spiller Lyle i tv-film. Udover at afsløre hendes planer om land flere roller i fremtiden, forklarede kærlighed, at curating Kitty’s on-screen garderobe blev helt lidenskabsprojektet (og Pinterest). I betweentiden tortorella dished about how it was portraying an infamous murderer in the middle of one of the most high-profile centuries. Tjek vores fulde chat med stjernerne nedenfor, og indstil til premiere 11. juni klokken 8 på levetiden.
What originally took each of you to this project?
Courtney Kærlighed: Jeg mødtes med [direktører] Fenton Bailey og Randy Barbato, og de var bare så varme. After I read the script, I decided, you know it’s worth doing. I would really do that, and I liked tossed a lot, so it was a no-brainer. I will deal with mere, and it is a bigger role than I have previously done. Jeg gjorde en buet på imperium og det gjorde jeg Sons of Anarchy, Mænd de bare fik mine fødder våde igen, fordi jeg havde en hiatus. So this was more responsibility and a bigger role. I would really do that and I loved the story.
Nico Tortorella: Honestly, when I first saw the collapse, I saw Courtney Love’s name and I were like, Ja, jeg tror bestemt, jeg vil helt sikkert lave denne film. So I saw Randy and Fenton, as I have known at [production company] World of Wonder for a while. I did my research about the story and the story, as we told, and just really fell in love with the script. It’s a completely different challenge to play a person who really exists in the world playing an real person-especially with a story like this.
Nico, hvordan var det at have Courtney spille din mor?
NT: I mean, I do not feel like we are actually so far apart in her age that she is like a mother-in-law in real life. So it was actually strange that she played my mother, just in terms of, at an energetic level beyond the characters we played. I was happy to work with her in any capacity, as I could.
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Courtney, fulgte du denne historie i nyheden, da den først lavede overskrifter?
CL: Unfortunately, I was aware of it, but it was ’91, ’92. I was in Seattle, and I did not have a tv. So I knew about, but I did not follow it obsessively. Jeg ved, at det var den første store sag på Court TV. I did a lot of research preparing me on the roll, as much as I could. We had to make Kitty up all the cloth because there are three pictures and one half video of her. Then I thought of St John’s striker and Escada for her, and then I even made a pinterest table that was all like, dynastiet. Jeg troede, Ønsker jeg at gå Krystle Carrington med dette? Men det var ikke så meget Kitty, du ved, den glamme slags 80’ers ting. Hun var en Beverly Hills husmor. Alligevel finder jeg altid, at jeg i skuespil får min karakter fra min garderobe – it’s my key. So we were on a huge search for St. John’s striker and Escada and designers of the time. Derefter ønskede jeg for “spøgelseskitty”, da jeg virkelig ønskede en tidlig Armani-palette med skulderpuder. Mand, skulderpuder til dage. Der er en grågrønne bukser og en creme silke top, der skal se ud som tidlig Armani. It would make Kitty look like mom, as Erik always wanted, while living kitty carries more jewels and like red beads. Tøjet var sjovt. Nico bærer også nogle sjove pasteller.
NT: Selvfølgelig masser af baby pinks og lys blues. Men what really is interesting to play Lyle is that not many people know that he had a piece of hair throughout the experiment. Han begyndte at balding jeg en virkelig ung alder, og Gud ved, at han fik den dyreste hårstykke, som penge kunne købe på det tidspunkt. We had a big discussion about what to do with my hair, which was very long when I got to work. Det var som, ‘Okay, skal jeg gøre en skaldet hætte hele tiden og bære et tæppe, or should we chop my hair to make it look like I have a hairpiece?“Vi gik med sidstnnte – and let me tell you, that was the biggest haircut I’ve ever had in my life.
Grooming til side, hvad mere gjorde du for at komme ind i Lyle’s tankegang?
NT: There is no shortage of information and perspective on these two men. This was one of the first television cases and they were so overexposed at that time. I did as much research as I could without going to meet him in prison, which was in my opinion. Som skuespiller er det første, som mit sind hoppede til, og så måtte jeg være som Okay, det er lidt latterligt – tag et skridt tilbage, Nico. Mænd jeg tror, når man spiller en person, der har en historie som denne og som myrdede sine forældre – som under ingen omstændigheder er formet eller formet, undskyld – it’s my job as an actor to treat him like a real human being , der har fejl og er multi-layered, og ved virkelig sympatisere med hans menneskelige tilstand. And that was what I did. I think we tell a very specific view of this story. Vi går med, “All what they said in the trial, if all abuse actually existed-emotionally, physically, sexually – if all that was right, how did it look? If they did not kill their parents for the money, why did they kill their parents? That’s the story, we told, and that’s the sign I had to play.
Courtney, for dig, hvad var den sværeste del af at spille Kitty?
CL: Now that part of the film, where she lives, harder than the part where she was dead. I’ve wanted to – as I said the wardrobe was really a bit comical to me – but I think Nico and Myko [Olivier, who plays Erik] and Benito Martinez [who plays Jose] were so good, you know ? It was like playing an unhappy woman drinking a lot, which she allegedly did. Det var hårdt. I had to go into the inner depth to get to it.
Selvfølgelig er der en temmelig intenst mordscene. Nico, hvordan var det på film det???
NT: You know, it’s definitely heavy. It was a quick shooting – we shot the whole movie in seventeen days, so we shot that scene in less than a whole day. Men we have all our own stories and past demons when it comes to murder and death, so it’s a very sensitive subject for everyone who makes a movie like this – and especially the people who were involved in making the scene. You just have to approach it as it is something else. Det er et job; vi er skuespillere, der spiller roller. It’s my job to bring as much truth and vulnerability to it as I possibly can and to really empathize with the person I play.
Be hard at venlige extinguish and get out of your drawing room at the end of the day after filming so heavy material?
CL: Godt There were a ton of other shows that shot [at the same time in British Columbia], I mean from Deadpool til hvad som helst. Så baren på hotellet vi opholder sig på var slags ligesom Chateau Marmont Pacific Northwest. It was so funny, it was like, you just wanted to run into people – you thought you were at a bureau or something. Det var sjovt. So I just wanted to tear my costumes and go out with people, as I know. Nico and I wanted to go on adventure and we went for yoga a few times. It was not so difficult, really.
Mens you learned more about the Menendez brothers, something really surprised you?
NT: This case was a very long and extensive process. It lasted seven years, and it was divided into two different trials. I first attempt was jury divided. Then it moved to another attempt, and Judge Weisberg – had just been convicted of Rodney King, who waved at that time, which apparently turned out to be a “non-guilty” sentence. He really reached, and he needed a guilty judgment next. He ceased to drop all abuse ‘excuses’ because he and the jury believed that sexual abuse had to be between a man and a woman – it could not be between two men. So gutterne could not even tell their side of history in second attempt. We know so much more about sexual abuse today than we did in the early 90’s, and only the amount of extreme homophobia that existed in this case is terrible to me. I think it’s really the story we’re telling you: how could this be possible in a lawsuit? How could that idea even exist? Det er vildt. Even when I start talking about it now, I’m still warmed up.
Forståeligt så. Folk er virkelig besat af ægte kriminalitet viser i disse dage. Are there any series along these lines, like you like binge-ur?
CL: Ja, jeg binge-ur Lov og orden: SVU hele tiden.
NT: Honestly, that’s not really my genre. Jeg kan godt lide at-
CL: Har du endda et tv, Nico?!
NT: Right now I’m more interested in, foreign true crime, to be honest (griner).