Circuit Breaker Interview: Cast and Director of Netflix’s ‘Mudbound’ Talk Film and Personal Feelings

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Garrett Hedlund, from left, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, director Dee Rees, actor Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan and Jason Mitchell from the film "Mudbound." (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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In October, Awards Circuit had the distinct opportunity to sit down with various cast members and the director of Netflix’s “Mudbound.”  In a 21 Questions-style interview, we got to know about some of their motivations, thoughts, and feelings about the film, each other, and politics.

We sat down with the director and co-writer Dee Rees, who talks various topics including what films mean to her and how “Mudbound” came to be.

Supporting Actress hopeful Mary J. Blige talks about the differences between music and acting, what classic actor she would want to date, and what album she would take with her to a deserted island.

Jason Clarke talks about actor and actresses he’s dying to work with and talks about his role in “Chappaquiddick.”

Garrett Hedlund speaks about what movies make him laugh and cry the most, and what drew him to the role.

Veteran actor Rob Morgan gives an in-depth and honest perspective of being a working actor today, especially after the sale of “Mudbound” at the Sundance Film Festival.

Jason Mitchell talks about the wisdom of one of his cast members, best cooks in his family, and his favorite sports teams.

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“Mudbound” is distributed by Netflix, and opens in theaters and streaming on Nov. 17.

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Clayton Davis--prolific writer and autism awareness advocate of Puerto Rican and Black descent, known for his relentless passion, dedication, and unique aptitude. Over the course of a decade, he has been criticizing both film and television extensively. To date, he has been either featured or quoted in an array of prominent outlets, including but not limited to The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. Growing up in the Bronx, Clayton’s avid interest in the movie world began the moment he first watched "Dead Poets Society” at just five years of age. While he struggled in English class all throughout grade school, he dived head first into writing, ultimately taking those insufficiencies and transforming them into ardent writings pertaining to all things film, television, and most importantly, the Academy Awards. In addition to crafting a collection of short stories that give a voice to films that haven’t made it to the silver screen, Clayton currently serves as the Founding Editor of AwardsCircuit.com. He also holds active voting membership at various esteemed organizations, such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Broadcast Television Journalists Association, African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Black Reel Awards, and International Press Academy. Furthermore, Clayton obtained his B.A. degree in American Studies and Communications.