Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld visit Westminster Academy!
24th October, 2013
Can you spot the familiar faces in the back row? Yes, that's the cast and crew of Ender's Game! Hollywood legends Harrison Ford and Sir Ben Kingsley and rising young stars Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld made an unforgettable visit to Westminster Academy.
Along with Ender's Game director Gavin Hood and producer Bob Orci, the leading stars of the film answered questions from FILMCLUB members about the new movie and their amazing careers.
Watch the video of the visit:
Harrison Ford says 'Thank you' to FILMCLUB members
We told the acting icon about the huge popularity that the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films enjoy here at FILMCLUB — you've given all of the films a five star rating! We asked him how it felt to know that young people are enjoying his films as much today as they did when the films were first released as long as three decades ago. Harrison answered:
"I love storytelling, that to me is why I found my way into the job of acting. I had not recognised a place in the world when I was a young person until I discovered collaboration with other people and the telling of stories. So, I am delighted that these films have lasted as long as they have. Thank you."
When Hollywood came to school — the day in quotes:
Sir Ben: “It was very refreshing and good for us to just for a few minutes in a lovely room with young enthusiasm, reflect on why we do what we do for a living.”
Hailee Steinfeld: "Oh my gosh, the visit was so amazing. The students were so cool. I think this FILMCLUB idea is amazing. I had a great time."
Gavin Hood: "It was just such a pleasure to be here today. I just think FILMCLUB is such a brilliant idea and as a filmmaker this is why we make films – to communicate, to interact, to see folks have fun and to talk about things. So for me this was really a highlight of being on the promotional tour, talking to people who actually go and see our films as opposed to just journalists. So thanks FILMCLUB, it’s just been an awesome day!"
Ender's Game competition and more interviews
Enter our Ender's Game competition for a chance to win a film poster signed by Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Gavin Hood. Watch our interviews to answer the all-important question!
Exclusive preview of Ender's Game at the National Youth Film Festival
At the event, we revealed some very exciting news indeed. We were delighted to announce that Ender's Game will be previewing exclusively at the National Youth Film Festival — the new UK-wide film festival especially for young people. The screening will take place on October 24, offering young people the chance to watch the highly-anticipated movie before anyone else! If you're going, have a fantastic time and enjoy the film.
Ender's Game is released at the cinema 25 October
As if we needed any reminder of who you are Harrison!....
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