If you’ve seen the new Christopher Robin movie, there’s a good possibility that you cried. Or at least teared up a bit. So when we had the opportunity to be part of a Hayley Atwell interview, you know we were going to find out if she cried! Read on to see what she had to say about all the feels!
Thanks to Disney for hosting me on the #ChristopherRobinEvent to attend the premiere and press day in exchange for my thoughts and opinions.
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN HAYLEY ATWELL INTERVIEW
I think this Hayley Atwell interview will go down as one of my favorites that I’ve experienced. She was so genuine and real that I just felt comfortable around her. The interview went far too quickly! I could have spent the day chatting with her about her Christopher Robin experience.
If you haven’t seen the movie, Hayley Atwell plays Evelyn Robin, a wife and mother. Although she’s not a parent yet, she portrayed Evelyn Robin as a beautifully strong mother. She drew on her own relationships with strong women in her life. She had a strong mother and other strong female relatives that offered the qualities she brought to the screen:
- feeling of safety
- voice of reason
Those qualities definitely shine in her portrayal of Evelyn Robin. She has such love for the characters of Christopher Robin and Madeline Robin even through the tough times. She touched my heart. Hayley explained that Evelyn had to have compassion for Christopher Robin, even while living her own experiences and handling her own feelings of being left behind.
HAYLEY ATWELL INTERVIEW: DID SHE CRY?
Okay, before I go too far into my favorite parts of our Hayley Atwell interview, let me answer the big question!
Did she cry when she saw the movie?
She sure did! Hayley Atwell confessed that she cried as early as the opening credits!
Who can blame her?
She said that as soon as she heard Jim Cummings’ voice as Pooh, she was there. She was in it. I have to admit that his voice has the same effect on me.
HAYLEY ATWELL INTERVIEW FUN FACTS
While I enjoyed every minute of our Hayley Atwell interview, I had a few things that really stuck out as my favorite moments.
- She loved how the movie tells a story that was classic to Pooh while asking questions about what happens when kids grow up and have to handle the pressures of adult life.
- She said that material often bleeds into the atmosphere on set. The set of Christopher Robin had a gentle feel to it.
- She thinks she’s quite childlike. She has her childhood friends that bring out the more childlike qualities. She also loves games and having game nights!
- She took home the gramophone from the movie.
- Director Marc Forster had a painting done of her dog with Winnie the Pooh because her dog spent a lot of time on the set of the movie.
HAYLEY ATWELL ON THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD CHARACTERS
Hayley Atwell had a lot to say about two of our friends from the Hundred Acre Wood: Pooh and Piglet. They’re the best of friends but also two very different archetypes too.
She shared that she always liked Piglet but now that she’s worked with Piglet, she thinks that Piglet might need a little bit of therapy! She has so much anxiety!
It was fun to hear Hayley Atwell talk about the characters like they were right there with her the entire time.
She described Pooh as a Zen master and she shared some of my favorite insights into the character. She said, “He’s just pure love without agenda.”
Then she went out to point out something that I think is so important right now.
Pooh just takes the pain in but still loves Christopher Robin. It’s a very human quality for those who love each other.
We need more love in the world these days and I feel like Winnie the Pooh is a perfect example of something we can all strive for. I want the people in my life to describe me as pure love without agenda! I love that Hayley pointed that out to us.
HER FAVORITE POOH-ISM
Before we wrapped up our interview with Hayley Atwell, we asked her a very important question that we asked everyone we interviewed.
What is her favorite Pooh-ism?
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday.
She explained that it’s so hard to do nothing these days. Our lives can turn us into Piglets if we’re not careful.
She’s so right!
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, be sure to check out our Christopher Robin movie review. Then connect with the film online:
- https://twitter.com/disneystudios (#ChristopherRobin)