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Jonathan Groff Shot the Same 9-Minute 'Mindhunter' Scene 75 Times

Jonathan Groff attends a For Your Consideration event for his Netflix series Mindhunter on Friday night (June 1) at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old actor was joined at the event by co-stars Anna Torv, Holt McCallany, and Cameron Britton, as well as director David Fincher.

David opened up about how he had his cast do many, many takes of each scene.

“The scene with Happy [Anderson] was 11 pages. We had three cameras outside the cage, and we’d do a nine-and-a-half-minute take,” David said (via IndieWire). “We didn’t have a break, well we broke for lunch — I would say we did it 75 times in the day.”

David was really specific with us about every single word, and every single turn of the scene; he was critically specific about the purpose,” Jonathan said. “On the days of shooting, we would go in the room, sit down, and talk about how leaning forward could change the dynamic of a conversation.”

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Jonathan Groff Says He 'Had No Idea' People Thought His 'Mindhunter' Character Is Sociopath

Jonathan Groff happily poses with his Mindhunter co-stars Anna Torv, Holt McCallany and Cameron Britton during Day Two of the 2018 Vulture Festival presented By AT&T at Milk Studios on Sunday (May 20) in New York City.

“Everyone has said to me after they watch the show, that they thought the character was a sociopath,” Jonathan, 33, told the audience (via Vulture). “And I had no idea! No idea.”

“So many of my friends were texted me, saying ‘Okay, so when are you gonna start killing people?’,” Jonathan added. “I think the thing that they are aligning with… that I think is very similar, that we start to see more and more in our characters is this characteristic of narcissism and becoming self obsessed.”

Also in attendance at day two of the festival was Ava DuVernay, Johnny Knoxville, Ray Donovan‘s Jon Voight, Liev Schreiber, writer David Hollander, Susan Sarandon and Eddie Marsan, as well as Vanessa Bayer, Phoebe Robinson and Gillian Jacobs of Netflix’s Ibiza.


Jonathan Groff Was Surprised to Hear People Think His Character on ‘Mindhunter’ Is a Sociopath
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Lea Michele Says BFF Jonathan Groff Is Her 'Maid of Honor'

It looks like Lea Michele has filled one of the very important roles in her wedding: Maid of Honor!

The 31-year-old actress and singer posted a photo of her and her best friend, Jonathan Groff, and captioned the picture, “Maid of honor,” with some emoji hearts.

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If you don’t know, Lea announced late last month that she’s engaged to her boyfriend Zandy Reich.

Congrats again to Lea on the big news! Stay tuned for more details as they’re revealed.

Maid of honor 💕

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Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Jessica Biel & More Attend Day 1 of Variety's Actors on Actors Series 2018!

Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Jessica Biel and more actors are teaming up for the eighth season of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors!

The actor lineup and schedule for the Emmy Award-winning series was announced earlier in the month, and the stars showed up to celebrate at Day 1 of Variety Actors on Actors Presented by Shutterstock on Saturday (April 28) in Los Angeles.

The first episode will premiere on PBS SoCal KOCE on June 19 at 7 PM, with the second arriving on June 21 at 7 PM.

This season’s pair-ups are Issa with Michael, Laura Dern with Angela Bassett, Tiffany Haddish with John Legend, Benedict Cumberbatch with Claire Foy, Jason Bateman with Bill Hader, Debra Messing with Sharon Stone, J.K. Simmons with Edie Falco, Alison Brie with Jessica Biel, Maggie Gyllenhaal with Jonathan Groff, Frankie Shaw with Sara Gilbert, Jeff Daniels with Laura Linney, Darren Criss with Mandy Moore, David Harbour with Kyle McLachlan, and Dakota Fanning with Freddie Highmore.

Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue will hit newsstands on June 5.

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Roland Mouret jumpsuit. Laura L. is wearing a Lela Rose orchid dress.

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Lea Michele Is Spending the Holidays with Her Boyfriend & BFF!

Lea Michele is surrounded by love this holiday season!

The 31-year-old The Mayor actress has her boyfriend Zandy Reich and her best friend Jonathan Groff by her side to ring in the holidays in the Hamptons.

Lea took to Instagram to share a bunch of photos from her weekend getaway. She was also joined by her parents!

“Truly nothing makes me happier than being home for the holidays and with my best friend in the entire world,” Lea captioned a picture of her and Jonathan. They have known each other for 12 years now. Even before they worked together on Glee, they starred in the original cast of Spring Awakening on Broadway!

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