Finn Wittrock featured on Esquire Magazine

Finn Wittrock is featuring the new issue of Esquire Magazine (February 2017) and there’s a new photoshoot and interview. He talks about his projects in the past years and what’s coming next. Read it bellow:

IT’S 11:00 A.M. and Finn Wittrock has good reason to be hungry. He’s fresh off his first performance of Othello, in which he wrestles and bench-presses and does one very convincing keg stand onstage. So when we meet at a bustling Ukrainian diner on New York’s Second Avenue—where he’s enough of a regular that a waiter gives a small salute as we pass by who am I to tell him it’s a little early for kielbasa and pierogi?

It took me a moment to recognize the 32-yearold actor, who’s traded his usual swoop of hair for a high-and-tight cut in order to play Cassio opposite Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo in the modern, Marines-themed production. Wittrock has been chipping away at mainstream fame for years, with supporting roles in The Big Short, Noah, and Unbroken, but has so far resisted any efforts to pigeonhole him. He earned a sizable fan base (and an Emmy nomination), for example, for his role as American Horror Story: Freak Show’s Dandy Mott, a bloodthirsty
man-child who drinks cognac from a baby bottle and makes puppets from the corpses of his victims. “I enjoy the athleticism of jumping from one very different thing to another,” he says of his knack for shape-shifting
between psychopath and golden boy.

He hopes to screen a few films on the festival circuit in 2017—most notably Landline, alongside John Turturro and Jenny Slate—but the immediacy of live performance keeps luring him back to the theater. That’s why he decided to do back-toback productions of Othello and The Glass Menagerie. It all reminds him of something “Phil Hoffman”—as he calls him, dropping the “Seymour”—told him during their acclaimed 2012 run of Death of a Salesman: “Once the play’s done, it becomes myth.” The deaths of Hoffman and, shortly thereafter, the show’s director, Mike Nichols, provided a haunting affirmation of those words. “That’s the beautiful tragedy of theater,” says Wittrock. “It’s the most amazing experience, but then it’s freed and gone.”

But that doesn’t mean that the actor believes the power of art is fleeting. More than ever, he feels that it has an important role to play in today’s culture, as voices like Shakespeare’s “can be instructive” and theater can help you “heal and elucidate what you’re feeling.”

He was disappointed with Donald Trump’s decision to chastise the cast of Hamilton for reading a political statement to audience member Mike Pence. “It was such an opportunity to say, ‘How great that we live in a country where you can express yourself.’ [But] he just made it another fight. He can’t help getting in the ring.”

When I find Wittrock by the stage door after Othello’s Sunday matinee, his eyes widen with guilt. “I thought you were coming tonight!” he says, apologizing for his tight schedule. But his performance has already given me plenty to think about, so I send him off to go restock on calories before the evening show two hours from now, when he’ll begin to rebuild the myth from the ground up.

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Finn Wittrock on Tackling Othello, Not Singing in La La Land, His ‘Magical’ Glass Menagerie Cast & More

• This interview is featured on broadway.com

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Since holding his own as a newcomer opposite powerhouses like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond and Andrew Garfield in Mike Nichols’ Death of a Salesman on Broadway in 2012, Finn Wittrock has enjoyed many well-deserved big moments in Hollywood: an Emmy-nominated turn on American Horror Story: Freak Show (and showy roles on each subsequent season of the FX hit), a part in the SAG Award-nominated ensemble of the indie hit The Big Short and high-profile turns in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, the acclaimed HBO film version of The Normal Heart and more. Now, he’s back on the theater scene doing back to back productions of Othello at New York Theater Workshop, which opens December 12 with David Oyelowo as Othello and Daniel Craig as Iago, and the hotly-anticipated The Glass Menagerie with Sally Field and Joe Mantello on Broadway in February. Broadway.com recently caught up with the stage and screen talent to talk about his golden year.

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[NEW Photo] Project Fashion Tails

A new photo from the Project Fashion Tails photoshoot in 2015 with Finn has been posted. There is an exhibition at the Animal Museum in Los Angeles, California now as well. Project Fashion Tails is an initiative starting to educate the public about the plight of homeless animals through the use of high fashion photography. You can learn more about the initiative here.

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“Landline” to premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

On 12/01/16, the Sundance Film Festival announced the first round of films that will be shown at the upcoming festival in 2017. One of the 66 films chosen so far is “Landline” starring Jenny Slate, Finn Wittrock, and Jay Duplass, among others. “Landline” will make it’s world premiere at the festival, in addition to competing in the “US Dramatic Competition”. This is the first film Finn has been in that is heading to the Sundance Film Festival.

Film synopsis –

“Two sisters come of age in ‘90s New York when they discover their dad’s affair—and it turns out he’s not the only cheater in the family. Everyone still smokes inside, no one has a cell phone and the Jacobs finally connect through lying, cheating and hibachi” – Director: Gillian Robespierre, Screenwriters: Elisabeth Holm, Gillian Robespierre

Finn’s character’s name in the film is Nate, according to his filmography on IMDB.

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival starts on January 19, 2017 and runs through January 29th in Park City, Utah.

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