Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Stars Interview #1

How Asa Butterfield Embraced Weirdness with Ella Purnell in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Asa Butterfield Stars in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Stepping onto the set of a Tim Burton-directed adaption of a bestselling book brings more than the usual first-day-of-work jitters. “Fear, exciting, anticipation,” says Ella Purnell of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Adds Asa Butterfield: “At the start we all felt a bit of pressure. You’re always kind of nervous.”

“You want to get it right,” says Purnell.

“And you want to do it justice,” says Butterfield.

And that’s where Burton comes in. Speaking to Made in Hollywood reporter Kylie Erica Mar, the young actors say the director brought not only his famed quirky vision but an easy rapport with the cast.

“Tim’s so good at making you feel so relaxed and get all of that pressure and all of those feelings — which probably aren’t really healthy — to the film,” says Butterfield. “He just really brings the best out of you.”

Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell Recall Underwater Scene in Miss Peregrine’s
Even when the circumstances are, well, peculiar.

Butterfield, who plays the Florida boy named Jake who stumbles into the island home of strange children with strange powers caught in a 1943 time warp, recalls an underwater scene with Purnell, who plays a girl who has a tendency to literally float away.

Shot in Burton’s luxurious strangeness, Purnell admits the scene in real life “wasn’t that glam. More like drowning fish.”

“Drowning fish?” Butterfield pokes back.

“You know, like the opposite, when they’re like not on water,” says Purnell. “Anyway, it was very physically demanding, and we did two days of training before we actually got in the water. But it was really good fun, actually. That was the best week of filming.”

Asa Butterfield on Weirdness in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
As comfortable as Burton made them feel, the actors couldn’t help but get swept up into author Ransom Riggs’ world of children who are invisible and can make dolls come to life, all living under the watchful eye of Eva Green‘s Miss Peregrine, who can change into a bird.

“It’s quite complex,” says Butterfield. “These children who’ve all grown up with these weird, kind of quirky abilities, they all consider it normal. In their lives and their families’ this is the normality. That’s what’s great about it, because Jake comes into this home thinking he’s totally ordinary and doesn’t have anything to offer, and he realizes he’s just like everyone else, and everyone’s got this weirdness to them. That’s what they need to embrace.”

Source: Made in Hollywood

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children | Official Trailer #2

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is. In Theaters – September 30, 2016

CS Video: Tim Burton and His Miss Peregrine Cast

Class is in session with Tim Burton, Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell!

Whether or not you’re already a fan of Ransom Riggs‘ best selling trilogy, you’re likely to find some magic in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the latest feature film from director Tim Burton. Eva Green, who previously worked with Tim Burton on Dark Shadows, plays the title role as the headmistress of a school for “peculiars”: those born with extraordinary abilities. Whether the children are invisible, lighter than air, or even filled with bees, the class at Miss Peregrine’s are kept protected from the rest of the world through a special “loop” in time. It is when the loop becomes broken, however, than one young boy, Jake (Asa Butterfield), must find a way to protect the Peculiar children and, in doing so, perhaps discover his own peculiarity.

RELATED: Watch the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer

ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to sit down with Tim Burton and stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell to get an early look at the fantastic world of Miss Peregrine’s. In the player below, you can check out our video interviews wherein Tim Burton talks about some of the thematic ties between Miss Peregrine’s and his previous films and working closely with Ransom Riggs to bring the author’s peculiar world to life.

A 20th Century Fox film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children also stars Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Featuring a screenplay by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service), the film is being produced by Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping under the Chernin Entertainment banner. Look for it to hit theaters September 30.

Source: Coming Soon

May 31 | Christian Dior S/S17 Cruise Collection Show

Ella Purnell attended the Christian Dior showcases it’s spring summer 2017 Cruise Collection at Blenheim Palace on May 31, 2016 in Woodstock, England. I’ve added high quality pictures to the gallery. Enjoy!

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Ella Purnell Joins Churchill Cast And Shoot Begins

First look at Brian Cox as the wartime leader as Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Ella Purnell join cast.

Salon Pictures has announced that principal photography has begun in Scotland on its new feature film, Churchill.

Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy) plays the Second World War leader in the 48-hours preceding D-Day in May 1944, when Churchill had to prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army.

The cast is rounded out with Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Testament of Youth) as wife Clemmie Churchill, with John Slattery (Mad Men) as General Eisenhower, James Purefoy (Rome) as King George VI, and rising-star Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Tarzan) joining the cast as Churchill’s secretary.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), the film is written by British historian and author Alex von Tunzelmann in her feature debut.

Churchill was developed with the assistance of the BFI. Producers are Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter of Salon Pictures with Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford’s Tempo Productions, alongside Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel.

Embankment Films’ Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar are handling international sales. Silver Reel finance with Lipsync and Creative Scotland.

Further casting includes Julian Wadham (War Horse), Danny Webb (Valkyrie), George Anton (Marcella) Steve Cree (Brave) and Richard Durden (Wolf Hall).

Source: ScreenDaily