Flynn stars because the Skinny White Duke in Stardust, and recently admitted that the film is “potentially going to get a lot of flak”.
Requested if there had been any detrimental suggestions to this point by Exclaim, Flynn stated: “It’s just about as I as I anticipated. I imply, there’s the Bowie followers, who don’t need you to fuck with their concept of David. However there’s additionally typically — relatively unhelpfully, these days, as you realize — there’s such a form of cancel tradition on the web, and the security of tiny nine-inch gadgets, no matter they’re, brings out the worst in individuals.
“I really feel like there’s an power that folks can’t assist however be swept up and when it comes to condemning issues or being offended by issues. It provokes attention-grabbing dialogue round concepts, but in addition I feel it’s form of unhappy that folks would condemn one thing with out seeing it,” he stated.
Johnny Flynn in ‘Stardust’ (Credit score: IFC Movies)
Flynn added: “A lot of the the shit that we’ve been getting has been from individuals seeing the trailers, simply the concept of the movie that’s offensive to them. When individuals see the movie, they appear to actually prefer it. And we get nice evaluations.
“However I feel, if something, it should provoke some attention-grabbing debate. And I don’t thoughts there being a backlash to the movie, as a result of I do know what our intention was, which was definitely to not be disrespectful.”
Occurring to debate how the movie isn’t authorised by Bowie’s property, and options none of his music, Flynn stated that he and the filmmakers have been at all times certain that Stardust was “not going to be a jukebox musical,” including: “You possibly can take heed to the data if you wish to hear David Bowie.”
Reviewing ‘Stardust’, NME wrote: “The movie works much better as a revelatory road-trip film relatively than a biopic. The rising animosity and friendship between Bowie and Oberman is fantastically constructed, with Maron bristling with devoted fandom stretched to breaking level and Flynn delivering a believably troubled Bowie, stricken by flashbacks about his schizophrenic brother Terry and his fears he could also be succumbing to a genetic code of psychological sickness.
“There’s an (albeit fictionalised) illumination available from Stardust, for each informal fan and hardcore Bowiephiliac.”