Toronto: ‘Equals’ Star Nicholas Hoult on Falling for Kristen Stewart in World Where Emotions Are Banned (Video)

“It ended up being a very intimate shoot,” the actor tells TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider about his sci-fi indie at the Toronto Film Festival

Last Updated: September 13, 2015 @ 1:31 PM

In director Drake Doremus‘ sci-fi indie “Equals,” Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart grow up in a world that has been purged of all human emotion.

“There’s no greed, there’s no love, there’s no poverty,” Doremus explained to TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider at the Toronto Film Festival.

So the stakes are definitely heightened when Hoult and Stewart’s characters start to feel the first twinges of romance.

For Hoult, the dystopian setting and the performance-based script by Nathan Parker proved compelling. “It ended up being a very intimate shoot,” he said. “It was a safe environment to be, to be vulnerable.”

Watch the video.

Jeff Sneider is a 2006 graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. An aspiring screenwriter, he holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing. He started his career writing film reviews on Ain't It Cool News, and continues to contribute reviews to the Colorado Springs Independent. Jeff spent two years as a writer/editor for Variety, and has also written for Hollywood Life, the MTV Movies Blog, Thompson on Hollywood and Examiner.com. In September 2006, Jeff was knocked out by director Uwe Boll in a boxing match/publicity stunt that has since become a footnote in pop culture history. He has appeared in Michael Addis' documentary “Heckler” and on HBO's “Entourage,” and is proud to have briefly worked as a production assistant on “The Departed.” He enjoys playing basketball and volleyball and his favorite movie is “Pulp Fiction.” Jeff maintains a personal awards season blog, TheInSneider (www.theinsneider.blogspot.com).
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