Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen pose as a couple on the May 2012 cover of W Magazine. The duo stars in HBO’s television movie, “Hemingway & Gallhorn,” and opened up to the magazine about their characters.
“As a writer, he doesn’t have the same impact in England as he does in America,” explained Owen. “I spent five, six months doing research. I went to his house outside Havana, Cuba. The incredible thing about the house, which his wife donated to the Cuban government, is that the moment he died, they locked the place down. They don’t usually let people inside, but they set it up for me. I got in Hemingway’s home, and everything is still there. His clothes are in the closet. His books. His typewriters. His coats are still hanging in the closet just as he left them. I tried on his boots. I don’t think I’ve ever done anywhere near as much research for any part. It was hugely enjoyable to walk around hearing Hemingway’s voice in my head.”
Kidman said of her character, Martha Gellhorn, “I knew nothing about Martha, but I’ve always been drawn to unique women who are willing to take on the world. The exciting thing about this film is that you see her discovering her nature. At the beginning, she’s a lot of talk. She knows that she’s either got to her her hands dirty and become what she pretends to be or she’s a fraud. In the end, Gellhorn out-Hemingways Hemingway.”
The duo’s portrayal of the lovers will come to the small screen soon, and the chemistry is definitely seen throughout the editorial. Check Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen out below.