Jamie Foxx, Taron Egerton, Ben Mendelsohn, Otto Bathurst: "Robin Hood" | Talks at Google

November 12 | 12:46 PM EST
Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Sing!), Ben Mendelsohn (Star Wars: Rogue One, Bloodline) and director Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror) discuss their latest movie, "Robin Hood," at Google NYC as part of the Talks at Google program.
November 12 | 12:48 PM EST
About the movie: Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. 
November 12 | 12:55 PM EST
Packed house as the trailer starts to play
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Why another Robin Hood? Because wherever you have oppression (whether politically or religious or other), you need a Robin Hood story.
November 12 | 1:00 PM EST
Jamie Foxx already cracking jokes
November 12 | 1:01 PM EST
Moderator Alan Seales asks Jamie Foxx about his comedy background
November 12 | 1:02 PM EST
Jamie Foxx talks about doing impersonations, stealing jokes from Carson, and In Living Color
November 12 | 1:03 PM EST
Jamie Foxx credits Any Given Sunday for changing the trajectory for what he could do
November 12 | 1:04 PM EST
Taron Egerton says he sang in a choir as a young Welsh lad and studied acting early on.
November 12 | 1:06 PM EST
Taron Egerton breaks out into song (be sure to watch the full video of this talk later to get the full effect!)
November 12 | 1:07 PM EST
Taron Egerton on being a singing gorilla in the animated film "Sing!"
November 12 | 1:10 PM EST
"He transmitted his directing fire to our little acting receptors and then off we went."
November 12 | 1:11 PM EST
They delayed production on Robin Hood to wait for Taron Egerton to be available after filming Kingsmen.
November 12 | 1:12 PM EST
Jamie Foxx says the original title of the film was "Hood." They changed the name given how much they moved away from past productions, including in the wardrobe.
November 12 | 1:14 PM EST
"Good artists borrow, great artists steal."
November 12 | 1:15 PM EST
Ben Mendelsohn is a wild character, "That's why I always play villains, I do whatever I want."
November 12 | 1:17 PM EST
Taron Egerton talks about learning how to speed shoot arrows from Lars Andersen "the real life Legolas." "I hit him once and made the mistake of laughing. He hit me right between the eyes before I even fully laughed."
November 12 | 1:20 PM EST
"Not every arrow in the film is real, but I did the work. I spent 8 weeks doing it. It's real," says Taron Egerton
November 12 | 1:25 PM EST
Answering audience questions
November 12 | 1:26 PM EST
"I want to keep on growing and doing things so it just becomes regular." I want black actors to be like eating pizza. We just eat pizza. We don't say, this is Italian food made in Italy, says Jamie Foxx.
November 12 | 1:29 PM EST
Taron's next movie will be about Elton John, called Rocketman
November 12 | 1:30 PM EST
Ben Mendelsohn will be in the Captain Marvel movie as a villian of course.
November 12 | 1:31 PM EST
Otto Batthurst directed the first Black Mirror episode on Netflix. Yes, the pig one.
November 12 | 1:32 PM EST
Jamie Foxx wants you to come out and see his new comedy tour
November 12 | 1:33 PM EST
Group selfie time with the audience!

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Jamie Foxx
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Ben Mendelsohn
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