SXSW Video Interview: Anton Yelchin for Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver'

March 21, 2011

Anton Yelchin

In The Beaver, Porter is a character who hasn't found a definition for himself yet. He is caught in a world where he hates his father but finds himself growing more and more like him every day. It took a strong actor to pull off such a role convincingly, and Jodie Foster found the right one. Anton Yelchin has been making a name for himself ever since Hearts in Atlantis in 2001, with major roles in Terminator Salvation and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. I luckily caught up with Yelchin at SXSW and talk for a bit about working on The Beaver, acting alongside veteran actors like Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, and playing against a beaver hand puppet.

Watch Jeremy's video interview from SXSW with actor Anton Yelchin from The Beaver:

Yelchin also stars in The Beaver opposite the lovely Jennifer Lawrence. You can read my glowing review of The Beaver from the SXSW Film Festival right here. I also spoke with Source Code's Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga as well as a few others at SXSW, so stay tuned for more interviews. I hope you enjoyed!

The Beaver is directed by Oscar winning actress Jodie Foster who previously directed the films Little Man Tate and Home for the Holidays in the early 90s. The highly acclaimed Black List screenplay was the feature debut of TV writer Kyle Killen. After being produced independently, Summit is finally bringing The Beaver to limited theaters starting on May 6th, with additional expansion nationwide soon after. Watch the trailer.

The Beaver

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Thanks for posting this interview. He seems a very clever young man and nice too.

Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011


Looks like an interesting movie. But I don't think I can look past my hatred of Mel Gibson as a person.

Ivan on Mar 22, 2011


Seems a good movie. I saw him in the movie Like Crazy and he did a wonderful job in that film.

Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011


Yes he did! LOVE that film, saw it at Sundance, too!

Alex Billington on Mar 22, 2011


Looking forward to seeing this movie. It looks great.

Anonymous on Mar 26, 2011


i always think of alpha dog when i see him

A5J4DX on Mar 27, 2011

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