In the hot seat of Dune’s domestic release, Good Morning America has held a series of interviews with a few of the cast members starring in the upcoming science fiction epic. Timothée Chalamet (Paul Atreides), Zendaya (Chani), Oscar Isacc (Duke Leto), and Josh Brolin (Gurney Halleck), all provided their insights on the movie, among other things…
Starting things off, the GMA interview with Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, which can be seen in the video below (six minutes). The two actors speak about the practical sets of Dune, and how it was like to work in the real-world environments where the movie was filmed. Also, the co-stars appear to have become best friends a result of their work together on this movie; in the interview they speak of dance parties on set and 2008 music playlists.
Then there’s Duke Leto Atreides and his impressive beard. Oscar Isaac, now clean-shaven, discusses his part in Denis Villenueve’s Dune in the proceeding video. Apparently, the Duke himself does not partake in dance parties, however he must have been inspired by Gurney Halleck’s baliset playing, since he did play the guitar on set. The talented and eloquent actor provides a summary of his character and what his significance is in the story, in this GMA interview (five minutes).
If you’ve questioned the validity of guitar sessions and dance parties, actor Josh Brolin silences your doubts in his own interview with GMA (six minutes). The 53-year-old actor also comments on his appearance as the House Atreides weapons master, Gurney Halleck, which as Dune fans know, is a part that comes with action. “It hurts,” Josh Brolin jests about the training sequence clip shown during the segment. Further, he describes what it was like getting to work with Javier Bardem and Denis Villeneuve again—having worked with them previously on other projects, including No Country for Old Men and Sicario respectively.
No copy of those guitar jamming sessions were sent to Good Morning America, so unfortunately, we were not able to see that… But what we will be able to see is the science fiction epic Dune: Part One, starting today (October 21) with early screenings here in the United States.