You Need Only a Moment with Loving‘s Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton to Get the Tears Rolling

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“I think they just couldn’t believe…they weren’t just allowed to just be married and live where they wanted to live — two really simple desires.”

That’s Ruth Negga speaking about Mildred and Richard Loving who brought about a landmark civil rights decision reversing the ban against interracial marriage (Loving v. Virginia), and the subjects of Jeff Nichols’ next film.

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(The real Richard and Mildred Loving)

Loving’s Cannes premiere received a standing ovation, kicked off this year’s Oscar buzz, and made Ruth cry throughout. I can’t even imagine having enough tissue to get through it all; just moments of clips featuring Negga and a completely transformed Joel Edgerton, and I was already a mess. The timely story of the couple who “changed the constitution” reminds how incomprehensible our past, and warns of the split path we walk in our country right now.

“And I think there was a certain deeper respect than any other experience I’ve ever had, to bring someone to life because of how deeply I felt about the story, and how big an open heart this movie has.” (Edgerton)

Here’s the first clip; do keep your Kleenex handy.

And a Cannes press interview:

Deadline also has a great clip with Nichols discussing the Lovings, and how he came about casting the actors.

Catch Ruth Negga in AMC’s Preacher this Sunday; Loving hits theaters November 4th.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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