Garrett Hedlund was photographed yesterday at LAX and a few photographers mistook him for Charlie Hunnam. He’s labelled as “Charlie Hunnam” in one of the agencies. Garrett and Charlie are friends and Charlie even challenged Garrett to the 22 pushup challenge in the summer. I never followed up to see if Garrett accepted. If you’ve seen the video, send it to me immediately please and thank you. It might get me out of bed before the end of the year.
Speaking of Charlie, he was out with his girlfriend, Morgana, on Christmas Eve picking up some last minute groceries. Happily he didn’t leave drive away and strand her at the store because he needed to get into character. And it’s not that I don’t think he’s hot anymore because he’s obviously hot as f-ck. But knowing that he’s that kind of actor, who has to market his method-ing as a mark of his man-acting kinda makes him a lot less cool.
As for Garrett, the main gossip story about him this year is that he and Kirsten Dunst broke up. He had dinner with Diane Kruger in September but we know now that that was simply a friendly meeting. Instead of a new relationship, he’s just been hanging out with his super sexy friends. Like Oscar Isaac and Cary Fukunaga.
On the work front, Garrett spent much of the fall in Atlanta shooting a film called Burden in which he plays an orphan growing up in a KKK environment who falls in love and is persuaded to leave that life. The Klan pursues him after his defection and he’s offered protection by a black reverend, Forrest Whitaker, who teaches him about the power of community and forgiveness. Burden is based on a true story. You can read more about it here and here. In addition to Garrett and Forest, Burden also stars Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, and Usher.