Hi! Maddie attended the Los Angeles premiere of I Saw The Light yesterday at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. I have added 290 pictures to the gallery. Maddie looks stunning!
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER — The festival lineup also includes ‘Miles Ahead’ and ‘Romeo Is Bleeding.’
This year’s Sun Valley Film Festival has unveiled its feature film lineup.
Opening the festival will be National Geographic’s Little Giants and Mathew Brown’s The Man Who Knew Infinity, with the Hank Williams biopic starring Tom Hiddleston, I Saw the Light, acting as the closing night film.
Other selections from the lineup include Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead and documentary Romeo Is Bleeding, which follows kids in a rough neighborhood of Richmond, CA who adapt Romeo and Juliet.
Helen Mirren’s drone drama Eye in the Sky will also appear at the festival along with NatGeo’s The Story of God with Morgan Freeman.
The Sun Valley Film Festival runs from March 2-6.
The full festival lineup can be found here.
WMAGAZINE.COM — The teen actress steps into the spotlight for her first adult role as Billie Jean Jones in “I Saw the Light.”
For Maddie Hasson, the biggest challenge in portraying the singer Billie Jean Jones in the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light (in theaters now) was not depicting a living person but, rather, acting opposite the young girl who plays her daughter. “I only had one scene with her,” says the Wilmington, North Carolina, native. “But around children, I’m like, Is she judging me?”
Doubtful. Hasson, 20, holds her own as the second wife of the country star (played by Tom Hiddleston), maintaining her poise as her husband’s drug and alcohol abuse leads to his demise, from heart failure, at 29. “She is a spitfire,” says the actress. “I love that in my women.”
It’s one of the first times that Hasson, who began acting professionally at 16 and was most recently a lead on the ABC Family series Twisted, has been cast as an adult. And, unlike many ingenues in her youth-obsessed industry, she’s looking forward to a time when she will have outgrown those fresh-faced parts. Meanwhile, she will appear as a high-school outcast in the dark indie Good After Bad and as a young nun in the 1960s-era drama Novitiate (both out next year). “I want to age. I want to get wrinkles. I want to get saggy,” Hasson insists. Amen to that, sister.