[VIDEO] From the Red Carpet premiere: Q&As with Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, and 6 more

Video by Sarah Paterson

You already saw what we had to say about last week's Fenway Park premiere of The Town. Now you can hear it from the actors themselves. Phoenix correspondent Brett Michel planted himself on the red carpet, and above, you will find the resulting footage (in handy YouTube playlist form).

A few highlights:

Ben Affleck on screening his film at Fenway Park: "I don't know whether to be excited, or panicked."

Chris Cooper (a Kingston, MA, resident), on his efforts to bring the film to Massachusetts: "Several years ago, we wondered why filming had stopped. ... Our Congressional rep was Tom O'Brien. And we suggested to him that he give us a tax break, and Tom really moved on it."

Jon Hamm, on the relative coolness of running around Boston with a shotgun: "It's a lot cooler when you're not being chased by cops. It's a lot better when people know that it's not for real."

Slaine, on his role: "These are people I don't really have to reach too far to have a connection with, because I can go down the street, and there's that dude. And I'm still here -- I don't live in Hollywood; I don't live in New York."

And, somewhat inexplicably, Todd English on Charlestown: "You haven't lived until you've been to the Bunker Hill Day parade."

PLUS: Sound bites from Blake Lively, Chuck Hogan, Jeremy Renner, and Rebecca Hall.

Click here for the Phoenix's complete coverage of "The Town."
| More

 Friends' Activity   Popular 
All Blogs
Follow the Phoenix
  • newsletter
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • youtube
  • rss
Latest Comments
Search Blogs
Phlog Archives