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Banks Repeta & Jaylin Webb Talk Armageddon Time, Working With Anthony Hopkins, & More (EXCLUSIVE)

Banks Repeta & Jaylin Webb Talk Armageddon Time, Working With Anthony Hopkins, & More (EXCLUSIVE)

James Gray’s latest movie Armageddon Time was introduced last May at the Cannes Film Festival and was rewarded by a long-standing ovation as soon as the credits started to roll.

The director of The Immigrant, The Lost City of Z, and Ad Astra based Armageddon Time on his own childhood and on his upbringing in the 1980s in New York. In Armageddon Time, Gray tells a very personal coming-of-age story through the life of a family pursuing their own American Dream.

The movie features Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, and of course, two of Hollywood’s rising stars, Banks Repetta and Jaylin Webb, as the movie’s main protagonists. Banks Repetta recently starred in Antonio Campo’s Netflix film Devil’s All The Time and Blumhouse’s Black Phone. Jaylin Webb starred in Till for Orion Pictures alongside Whoopi Goldberg.

Banks Repeta & Jaylin Webb Armageddon Time Interview

We spoke with Banks Repetta and Jaylin Webb, who both delivered incredibly powerful performances in Armageddon Time, and you can watch the full interview down below:

 

I got to have a natural, personal relationship with him. I am glad I got to know him because he taught me things that I would have never learned.” declared Banks Repeta, describing what it was like to build such a strong on-screen relationship with Hopkins, who plays his grandfather in the movie.

Jaylin Webb was stunned by Jeremy Strong’s performance:

Watching Jeremy, it was just… He was so focused. I was in such awe because I’ve never seen anything like that before.”

Having this relationship wasn’t tough at all because Banks and I had already built a relationship before filming,” said Jaylin Webb on his on and off-screen friendship with Banks Repeta.

He continued:

We didn’t have to necessarily fake anything because what we had was already so real. It was a real connection of friendship.”

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Written by Maëlle Beauget-Uhl

Reporter and news writer with an educational background in broadcast journalism at the New York Film Academy and a professional background in entertainment reporting and news writing.