In a recent interview with Fred Film Radio at the 76th edition of the Venice Film festival, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Armageddon’ actress Liv Tyler accidentally gives away a crucial plot detail of her forthcoming film, Ad Astra.
MINOR SPOILER AHEAD!!!
The film pivots on an astronaut in Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) who takes an epic journey into space in search of his lost father Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones), whose experiment threatens the solar system. The movie is directed by James Gray and is scheduled to be theatrically released on September 20, 2019.
When you think of actors or actresses who are known for spoiling their own movies during press junkets or basic interviews, the likes of Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mark Ruffalo come to mind. Liv Tyler certainly hasn’t been part of the spoiling bunch in the past but her recent revelation at the film festival in Italy puts her right in the mix. When asked by the interviewer about her subtle role in the movie as Roy’s wife, she says, “It’s interesting to watch the final film and see the connection because it is very outspoken; sometimes you even just see in your (Brad Pitt) eyes that you’re thinking of her in some way. My favourite moment is the moment where
you and your father like, just in the abyss of blackness and the father and son lock like… horns and you’re fighting and it’s amazing.”
It is unclear whether or not Tyler gives away the ending of the movie as Brad Pitt jokes about immediately after her comment. Nonetheless, it’s safe to say that she definitely reveals an essential plot detail that gives a little bit of a hint as to what transpires when Roy finds his father in deep space. It’s not that big a give-away in the grand scheme of things but it’s still something that an audience member seriously looking forward to the film wouldn’t want to know prior to seeing it.
So far, the new James Gray film, has elicited positive reviews from critics online. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 83% based on 23 reviews, with an average rating of 7.88/10. The website’s critical consensus reads: “Ad Astra takes a visually thrilling journey through the vast reaches of space while charting an ambitious course for the heart of the bond between parent and child.”.On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the film has a score of 81 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”.