Garrett Hedlund on ‘The Tutor’ and Being ‘New to the TV World’

From the script to a textbook. Within the new thriller The Tutor, Garrett Hedlund performs a well-sought-after educator named Ethan who travels to New York as soon as he’s employed to information a billionaire’s son (Noah Schnapp). Though at first hesitant, after a number of learn throughs, Hedlund knew he needed to signal on.

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“I haven’t carried out many psychological thrillers. After I learn this, I received to a sure level within the script and I used to be like, ‘Man, I don’t know,’” he solely informed Us Weekly, laughing. “After which I learn it once more, after which one thing clicked, and it rang a bell in my memory of one thing that I beloved tremendously in movies like Primal Worry or Mystic River. And it wasn’t solely due to the twist in them, but it surely was additionally what was put into the dramatic performances that basically swayed audiences that I actually admired, and I revered. It impressed me. And that was the work I hoped to have the ability to put into this movie. From that second on, when that mild switched, I couldn’t have been extra excited.”

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Hedlund stars reverse Victoria Justice, who performs his onscreen spouse Anne. “I at all times need to have the ability to problem myself as an actor and to strive new issues. And all of it comes right down to the script. Is the script good? And the script was actually good. It was a page-turner. It stored me on the sting of my seat,” the actress, 30, informed Us within the joint interview. “I didn’t see the twists and turns coming. And I really like the style.”

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Attending to work with Hedlund and the Stranger Issues star, 18, was additionally a bonus. “Discovering out that Garrett and Noah have been hooked up, I used to be like, ‘Oh, my gosh. Wonderful solid. Would like to have the chance to have the ability to work with each of them,’” she defined. “After which assembly our director, Jordan Ross, who had such an important power after I first met him. He was tremendous heat and pleasant. He was very collaborative and had such a transparent imaginative and prescient for this mission.”

The Nickelodeon alum is finest identified for her function on Victorious, whereas Hedlund’s expertise on the small display got here a bit later in his profession.

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“I’m lately new to the TV world, and so I’d simply sort of say, like, there’s a sure consistency. For my historical past with movie, you’re sort of in a distinct place. You name a distinct a part of the States or part of the world residence for an prolonged time frame. You name different crew members household for an prolonged time frame, and then you definately’re off to type of a brand new location and what have you ever. And so there’s a bit little bit of a stability with the collection,” he informed Us. “And the one I’m on, Tulsa King, we benefit from going into its second season and revealing extra of the story and attending to know a few of these characters extra. And so there’s that consistency and stability inside it and having the ability to add on to and expose different issues of a personality that’s hopefully fascinating to audiences.”

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the 4 Brothers actor will be part of Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, on Paramount+. (Hedlund performs Mitch Keller on Sheridan’s Tulsa King, which premiered in November 2022.)

Justice agreed with Hedlund, noting that it’s useful to “sit with the character for longer” when working in TV.

Garrett Hedlund and Victoria Justice star alongside Noah Schnapp in the new thriller 'The Tutor'
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Hedlund and Justice are each musicians off display too; he performs the guitar and has sung in 2010’s Nation Sturdy and 2014’s Lullaby whereas Justice launched her debut single, “Gold,” in 2013. The costars, nonetheless, by no means jammed out on set of The Tutor.

“If we went again after we have been taking pictures it, I most likely would’ve stated, ‘Somewhat extra jamming on this,’” Hedlund teased.

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“We didn’t jam it up! We should always have jammed,” Justice replied. “There wasn’t perhaps a ton of time to jam after we have been on set. However we have to jam sooner or later.”

Hedlund chimed in: “There may need been some sq. dancing.”

Regardless of not duetting collectively, the On the Street star emphasised that “the beauty of movies is being open to new experiences.”

Garrett Hedlund and Victoria Justice star alongside Noah Schnapp in the new thriller 'The Tutor'
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“Simply the travels and the journeys and the adventures you’re in a position to be granted from movies,” he informed Us. “I’ve had the good thing about having the ability to journey the world since I used to be 18, contemporary out of highschool. … And my first movie, [Troy], I used to be typically in London, the island of Malta, and in Mexico for the higher a part of 9 months working with an exquisite solid who I referred to as household. After which it turns into a sure bit the place you get on the subsequent movie and it’s some other place fantastic, or maybe not fantastic, and also you simply want your outdated pals would knock in your new doorways. However extra importantly, there’s by no means a uninteresting [moment]. And for us, getting to do that and being actors and the artists and the artistic wheels at all times turning and persevering with to be impressed and to have the ability to make you smile by saying, like, ‘This movie helped me by means of what I used to be going by means of.’ And if it will get over to the terrain of the place it helps someone heal, that’s at all times been for me, before everything, what I’d like to name a hit.”

The Tutor is now taking part in in choose theaters.