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

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.

Check out the newest Oscar Predictions and see where “MUDBOUND” ranks!

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MOTION PICTURE | DIRECTOR |
LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE |
PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS |
ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG |

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include 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.

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