Garrett Hedlund Covers 'Interview' December/January Issue
Here is what the 28-year-old On the Road actor had to share with the mag in his interview with Tron: Legacy co-star Jeff Bridges:
On his new film: “I’d read it in high school. It’s funny that I got to do On the Road because the thing that had the biggest impact on me growing up was reading books. I was very inspired by the book and this spirit of Dean Moriarty and how envious we all are of somebody who can be that carefree. I also always thought of myself as more like the Sal Paradise character—you know, being a listener and writing about a conversation more than being the one that others listened to. So it was interesting that I got to play Dean.”
On being an avid photographer: “I must have taken more than 1,200 photos while we were making On the Road. I find it harder and harder to take pictures on sets now because the digital cameras they use to make films allow you to shoot in low light, whereas my Widelux just can’t open up enough. But I’m still making those little books and stuff and trying to take as many pictures as I can. I love it.”
On learning to play guitar from Terrence Howard: “When Terrence and I worked together more than seven years ago [on John Singleton's Four Brothers], he showed me what was basically the first thing I ever learned on a guitar. It was a little Spanish number. But by the time we started working on On the Road together, five years later, I’d obviously learned how to play more, so Terrence came to my room with a guitar and played a song, and then I played a song, and then he played a song, and then I played a song—this must have gone back and forth about 12 times. It was nice to have been able to do that.”
For more from Garrett, visit InterviewMagazine.com!