Exclusive Interviews – Renee Zellweger and Gugu Mbatha-Raw talk costumes at Toronto Film Fest

Among the many movies premiering at the 2019 Toronto Film Fest are the period pieces ‘Judy’, about the life of Judy Garland in the 1960s, and ‘Motherless Brooklyn’, a detective tale set in 50s New York.

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Among the many movies premiering at the 2019 Toronto Film Fest are the period pieces ‘Judy’, about the life of Judy Garland in the 1960s, and ‘Motherless Brooklyn’, a detective tale set in 50s New York. Of course, recreating those times required elaborate costumes, and in these exclusive interviews, the stars of the two movies reveal they were thrilled with the results.

01 Quote: Renee Zellweger

“I mean, extraordinary. When do you get to wear, I don’t know, French antique sequins? Not often.”

02 Quote: Finn Wittrock

“It was the 60s, so kinda anything goes, and the scarves and the suits and the suede and velvet, it was just, it was fun. I mean, it was like, we could really let loose on this one.”

03 Quote: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

“I think we so often see women in the 50s and they’re the sort of iconic 50s housewife, and Laura really isn’t that. She’s a trained lawyer, she’s an activist in her community, she’s very progressive for her time. So finding a costume that really also sort of articulated her intelligence as well as the period that she was in.”

The person who created those outfits for Gugu was designer Amy Roth.

04 Quote: Amy Roth

“I love making them, I love building them. And so, you get to sort of take what would have been going on in the world and what your resources were but maybe just creating a little bit of your own take on things, so yeah.”

And ‘Judy’ director Rupert Goold was thrilled with the results on his film as well.

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