War, passion mark ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ – Boston.com
In between, the pair dodge bombs and bullets that at times serve as a dangerous backdrop for their sexual encounters (played with gusto, and a fair amount of nudity, by the film’s stars).
“It’s about storytelling, what was necessary to show the heat that existed between them and especially in the heat of war,” said Kaufman.
<J.L. raises an eyebrow.> When blowing stuff up isn’t hot enough, sometimes you need nude Clive Owen to get the job done.
Owen, who packed on weight to play Hemingway, was Kaufman’s pick for the hypermasculine writer both because of the actor’s talent and “his testosterone count. He definitely had it,” Kaufman said.
<J.L. raises her other eyebrow.> While I haven’t seen the actual lab reports, I believe I can safely concur.
“Let me tell you something about writers. The best ones are all liars.”
Hemingway & Gellhorn Trailer (by HBO)