Joel Edgerton told PEOPLE Magazine "[T]he greatest tragedy in this story is the couple's inability to have any avenues at first to escape this situation, and so they were robbed of time….Yes, they got to stay together, and yes they had three beautiful children - but they were told where to live and they were robbed of the freedom of time they had to spend with their extended family, and that I felt very sad about."
Both Edgerton and Negga are beyond extraordinary.
Joel Edgerton as Richard and Ruth Negga as Mildred give performances that will be talked about for years.
“Jeff’s script is so beautifully written. This is a story that gets into your heart and touches deep wells of feeling. ”
Ruth Negga: remember the name. It's been a long time since an actor/actress has me so unapologetically in the bag. This woman is something special...
They weren’t martyrs, and didn’t want to be. They weren’t symbols, and didn’t want to be. They were two people in love who wanted to be with each other and their family.