Monday 25 September 2017

Boyhood reunion at Santa Barbara

Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Rex)
Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Rex)

Boyhood stars Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane have been reunited at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The trio, who play a family in Richard Linklater's drama, filmed over 12 years, attended the event, where Ethan and Patricia were presented with the American Riviera Award by their screen son Ellar.

Their latest achievement comes after the film won numerous film critics awards, as well as three Golden Globes. The film is also up for five Baftas and six Oscars.

Despite spending a long amount of time with each other, the castmates said they aren't sick of each other yet.

"I think I'm going to feel really weird and bummed out when it's all over. This has been such a beautiful way to finish it because we actually got to spend so much time together recently," Patricia said.

"But I'll keep seeing them. They're not going to get rid of me any time soon," the actress, who plays mum Olivia Evans, said.

Ethan, who plays father Mason Evans Sr, continued: "In the movie, we're always divided. Patricia and I are always doing different scenes. We've been promoting this movie for about a year now - I've never had anything so intense in my whole life.

"But I figure if we can take 12 years to make it, none of us can say no to supporting any aspect of it."

Ellar, who portrays their son Mason Jr, added: "It's been incredible. It's different from family obviously but it's a different kind of relationship I've never had before, and it's awesome."

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