• National Loving Day: The 'Loving' cast on the film couple's perfect and fateful last name
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    National Loving Day: The 'Loving' cast on the film couple's perfect and fateful last name

    Director Jeff Nichols has never had an easier time titling a movie. The filmmaker’s latest project, Loving, follows the real-life couple (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) whose union led the Supreme Court to strike down laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The couple’s last name — which all you law students already know — was, amazingly, Loving.

  • How foreign-born 'Loving' stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga united for an important American love story
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    Kevin Polowy

    How foreign-born 'Loving' stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga united for an important American love story

    The new romantic drama Loving, based on the real-life couple whose 1967 Supreme Court trial Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage, is a quintessential tale of American social justice. “I kept thinking he cast me ’cause he’s just lazy,” the Australian-born Edgerton joked to Yahoo Movies (watch above) about director and Arkansas native Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter), whom the actor had just worked with on the spring release Midnight Special. Edgerton (Warrior, Black Mass) plays Richard Loving, a soft-spoken carpenter who wants nothing more than to live The Simple Life with his sweet-natured bride, Mildred Jeter (Negga).

  • Bostonian Customs Agent to Joel Edgerton: 'Don't F--k Up' Accent in 'Black Mass'
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    Bostonian Customs Agent to Joel Edgerton: 'Don't F--k Up' Accent in 'Black Mass'

    Joel Edgerton realized the importance of getting the accent right as he made his way into the U.S. from Canada to film the new gangster thriller, Black Mass. “He was from South Boston and he knew that I was doing this movie,” Edgerton, who plays corrupt FBI agent John Connolly, told Yahoo Movies. Black Mass, which tells the story of crime boss James 'Whitey’ Bulger (Johnny Depp), who ruled the streets of South Boston through much of the 1970s and '80s, is an ensemble brimming with excellent performances and spot-on “Southie” accents.