Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Earlier today, the incredibly talented and fast-rising star of the Hollywood industry Paul Walter Hauser sat down with AwardsCircuit as a guest on the LIVE video broadcasted “Circuit Breaker: The Extras” for a discussion on all things film-related including favorite films, performances, his personal passions, and even had time to play a slew of games both awards and movie related.

When discussing his upcoming projects, site Owner/Editor-in-Chief and Host Clayton Davis asked Hauser about his upcoming role in the highly anticipated “Cruella” from Walt Disney Pictures. Hauser stated to Davis and the viewers that the film might be the “best movie I’ve done.”

He continued further commenting and citing the impressive soundtrack, costume design, casting, and pointed out Emma Stone and how she is “at the height of her game.” An exciting comment made by Hauser given the high quality of his recent films thus far that have included Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya” and Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell.”

A high amount of early buzz and excitement has been palpable for the live-action feature which sees Stone playing a young Cruella de Vil of the “101 Dalmatians” franchise.

“Cruella” Credit: Walt Disney Studios

“Cruella” is directed by Craig Gillespie, who Hauser collaborated previously on the Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya” and also stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson. It is currently scheduled for wide release on May 28, 2021.

Hauser recently won plaudits for his leading performance in “Richard Jewell,” with Kathy Bates, who picked up a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Academy Awards. He has a busy schedule ahead with the releases of “Silk Road” and “Da 5 Bloods,” the latter of which marks his second collaboration with beloved director Spike Lee.

Elsewhere in the interview, Hauser shares his appreciation of classic cinema (although sharing that he has yet to see “The Crying Game”), his love of “Chernobyl” and “Watchmen,” both from HBO, and his huge passion for screenwriting. When presented with a “Sophie’s Choice” style question (another cinematic blindspot for the actor that was shared) over his love of screenwriting and acting, Hauser states, “my heart belongs to the writing, but the acting is in my bones.”

During these strange and unprecedented times, AwardsCircuit is committed to bringing new and regular content to the site every day, with “Circuit Breaker: The Extras” being a huge part of it. Hauser wrapped up the hang out with some words of encouragement for readers and viewers that might be struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak:

“Don’t let fear conquer your mental state or spirit.”

AwardsCircuit also announced today the next guests for the next two episodes including producer Todd Lieberman and screenwriter Virgil Williams.

The full video hangout and interview with Paul Walter Hauser can be found below:


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