Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane steps into the limelight as he discusses the Oscar frontrunner at event in LA
January 22, 2015
DailyMail.com | by Staff
He spent 12 years of life sporadically filming the movie that is currently tipped to sweep the Oscars this year.
And it looks as though actor Ellar Coltrane is getting comfortable in the limelight.
On Wednesday, the actor was joined by director Richard Linklater as they discussed the movie at SAG Foundation Actors Center in LA on Wednesday.
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What a transformation: Ellar Coltrane was accompanied by director Richard Linklater as they discussed their ambitious project, Boyhood, together at the SAG Foundation Actors Center in LA on Wednesday
The film is centred around now 20-year-old Ellar’s character, Mason, as he grows up between the ages five and 18. It is currently the favourite to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
Meanwhile… Ethan Hawke has been treated like a ‘king’ since being nominated for an Oscar.
The 44-year-old star received a Best Supporting Actor nod for his role in Boyhood and is now said to be getting the royal treatment in New York.
Ethan celebrated his nomination by having breakfast at Junior’s restaurant in Brooklyn with his wife Ryan and their children and received applause from his fellow diners.
A source told the New York Post newspaper’s PageSix: ‘He was being congratulated by everyone, and shaking hands. He exclaimed to his server, “You guys are treating us like kings!”‘
The Gattaca actor – who previously received Academy Award nominations for his involvement in the films Training Day, Before Sunset and Before Midnight – admits, however, that having your achievements recognised can be challenging.
Golden future: The project is currently the frontrunner to take home the Oscar for Best Picture
Humble beginnings: The film is centred around Ellar’s character, Mason, as he grows up between the ages five and 18 – as he was pictured in one of the earlier scenes from the movie
He said previously: ‘I’ve spent 30 years training for how to handle this, and it’s emotionally complex even for me.
‘How do you feel if you get nominated, and how do you feel if you don’t?’
Referring to his Boyhood co-stars Ellar Coltrane and Lorelai Linklater, he added: ‘Whenever the eye of the Zeitgeist turns to you, it’s challenging – there’s aspects of it that are a little fun, and there are aspects of it that are really confusing .
He added: ‘So I feel a great responsibility to help Ellar and Lorelai see what the positive points are and how to ignore the more negative aspects.”