BackstageOL’s Dave Morales sat down with Bill Nighy in this backstage interview to talk about his role in the upcoming drama Their Finest, a film based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.
In the interview, Nighy illustrated how he enjoyed the sense of unity throughout the film, as well as the romantic storyline. He explained, “I loved the idea that during dangerous times, people can combine with compassion and courage, and take the time to look out for one another. And concentrate on that which unifies them, rather than that which divides them.”
With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin’s artist husband looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.
Their Finest hits theaters this Friday, April 7th. Check out the full interview with Nighy below: