'Empire of Light' Interviews With Olivia Coleman, Colin Firth, Michael Ward And More

“Empire of Light” stars Olivia Coleman, Colin Firth, Michael Ward, Toby Jones, Tanya Moodie and writer/director Sam Mendes discuss their new film in this interview with CinemaBlend's Sean O'Connell. They chat about the making of Mendes' semi-autobiographical love letter to cinema and more.

Video Chapters

00:00 - Intro
00:10 - The 'Empire of Light' Movie Theater Set Is A Character Of Its Own
04:33 - Director Sam Mendes On “Being There’s” Inclusion In The Film
07:08 - How Movies Played A Key Role In Tanya Moodie’s Own Relationship
08:20 - Collin Firth Talks “Love Actually” Turning 20

Sean O'Connell
Managing Editor

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.