Celebrities

The Clip That Proves Ethan Hawkes Performance in First Reformed Is Worth the Buzz

Whos in the mood for a good, old-fashioned spiritual crisis? Ethan Hawke, star of Paul Schraders masterful new movie First Reformed, is more than game. He stars as Toller, a former military chaplain whos been appointed the minister of a small, historical church on the cusp of its historic reconsecration. A quiet, lonely life, mostly—which, in this case, is enough to drive a man to a crisis of faith.

In this exclusive clip, you can start to see Toller wearing away at the seams—which is why hes been called into the office of Pastor Jeffers (Cedric Kyles—a.k.a. Cedric the Entertainer—in a surprising but incredibly apt feat of casting), of the nearby mega-church. It seems like your normal, spiritually angsty drama, but as this clip shows, run-of-the-mill bleakness wouldnt have that Schrader touch. The humor, danger, and bitterness all have to be there, too.

First Reformed, which also stars Amanda Seyfried, Philip Ettinger, and Michael Gaston, is out in theaters May 18.

Get Vanity Fairs HWD NewsletterSign up for essential industry and award news from Hollywood.Full ScreenPhotos:The Most Eligible Royals in a Post-Harry World

Princess Alexandra of Hanover

Age: 18 Hails from: Monaco Nickname: “You can just call me Alex.” Hobbies: Ice skating. She represented Monaco at the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival and competed in the I.S.U. Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Ask her about: Her grandmother Grace KellyPhoto: Photo Illustration by April Bell. By David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock.Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Age: 35 Hails from: Dubai Nicknames: Fazza, the Crown Prince Where youve seen him: Instagram (@faz3), LinkedIn Hobbies: Skydiving, horseback riding, cycling, diving, photography, traveling, and writing poetry. Try to keep up.Photo: Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Francois Nel/Getty Images.Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana

Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana

Age: 31 Hails from: Thailand Sports of choice: Badminton champion, equestrian competitor Horses name: Prince Charming Catch her: In the front row at Paris Fashion Week, especially at Chanel or Dior. (She even has her own line, Sirivannavari Bangkok.)Photo: Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images.Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice

Age: 29 Hails from: Great Britain Hobbies: Hat connoisseurship, philanthropy, “business consulting” Did Beatrice once cut Ed Sheerans cheek while pretending to knight James Blunt? Yes. Well, maybe. The story was denied, but the cut remains.Photo: Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images.Prince Albert Von Thurn Und Taxis

Prince Albert Von Thurn Und Taxis

Photo: Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Gisela Schober/Getty Images.Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein

Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein

Photo: Photo Illustration by April Bell. From Splash News.Princess Stephanie

Princess Stephanie

Age: 53 Hails from: Monaco Competition: Eighties-era Rob Lowe and a circus acrobat (though both of those relationships are long over) Hobbies: Music (she released two albums and recorded “In the Closet” with Michael Jackson), fashion (she interned at Christian Dior and modeled for various magazines), design (she launched a swimwear line), theater (she runs the one renovated by her mother, Grace Kelly), and like any European royal worth their weight in tiaras, languages (she speaks French, English, Italian, and Monégasque).Photo: Photo Illustration by April Bell. From TO-Monaco Pool/Getty Images.PreviousNext

Princess Alexandra of Hanover

Princess Alexandra of Hanover

Age: 18 Hails from: Monaco Nickname: “You can just call me Alex.” Hobbies: Ice skating. She represented Monaco at the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival and competed in the I.S.U. Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Ask her about: Her grandmother Grace KellyPhoto Illustration by April Bell. By David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Age: 35 Hails from: Dubai Nicknames: Fazza, the Crown Prince Where youve seen him: Instagram (@faz3), LinkedIn Hobbies: Skydiving, horseback riding, cycling, diving, photography, traveling, and writing poetry. Try to keep up.Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Francois Nel/Getty Images.

Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana

Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana

Age: 31 Hails from: Thailand Sports of choice: Badminton champion, equestrian competitor Horses name: Prince Charming Catch her: In the front row at Paris Fashion Week, especially at Chanel or Dior. (She even has her own line, Sirivannavari Bangkok.)Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images.

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice

Age: 29 Hails from: Great Britain Hobbies: Hat connoisseurship, philanthropy, “business consulting” Did Beatrice once cut Ed Sheerans cheek while pretending to knight James Blunt? Yes. Well, maybe. The story was denied, but the cut remains.Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images.

Prince Mateen of Brunei

Prince Mateen of Brunei

Age: 26 (the sultans 10th child of 12)
Hails from: Brunei Where youve seen him: Instagram (@tmski), GQ Thailand Education: Attended St. Andrews for primary school, then Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, Jerudong International School, Kings College London, and University of London Catch him: On the polo pitch at the Southeast Asian GamesPhoto Illustration by April Bell. Photograph by Nat Prakobsantisuk for the April 2016 issue of GQ Thailand.

Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece

Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece

Age: 19 Hails from: Greece Nickname: Tino Is this the one whos Prince Williams godson? Yes. Where is he right now? Probably at Georgetown, where hes a freshman. Hobbies: Drawing horses, painting horses, riding horses, motorbikingPhoto Illustration by April Bell. From Splash News.

Kgosi Leruo Motolegi

Kgosi Leruo Motolegi

Age: 50 Hails from: The Royal Bafokeng Nation in South Africa Nickname: The Platinum King Why? The kgosis kingdom sits on top of the largest platinum repository in the world. Talk to him about: Soccer. He built a stadium thats hosted matches for the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations.Photo Illustration by April Bell. From The FA/REX/Shutterstock.

Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel

Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel

Age: 34 Hails from: Saudi Arabia Howd she get her title? She was the fourth wife of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, “the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia,” from 2008 to 2013. Shes technically not a princess anymore. Accomplishments: Many. Shes a humanitarian and advocate for womens rights, especially the right to drive in Saudi Arabia. Shes led aid work in Somalia, and co-chairs Alwaleed Philanthropies with her ex-husband.Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images.

Princess Mako

Princess Mako

Age: 26 Hails from: Japan Studied: Art and cultural heritage, museology Competition: Kei Komuro, a graduate student whom the princess had intended to marry in 2018. The two have postponed the wedding until 2020 “to think about marriage more deeply and concretely and give sufficient time to prepare our marriage and for after the marriage.” So theres a chance.Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images.

Prince Albert Von Thurn Und Taxis

Prince Albert Von Thurn Und Taxis

Photo Illustration by April Bell. By Gisela Schober/Getty Images.

Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein

Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein

Photo Illustration by April Bell. From Splash News.

Princess Stephanie

Princess Stephanie

Age: 53 Hails from: Monaco Competition: Eighties-era Rob Lowe and a circus acrobat (though both of those relationships are long over) Hobbies: Music (she released two albums and recorded “In the Closet” with Michael Jackson), fashion (she interned at Christian Dior and modeled for various magazines), design (she launched a swimwear line), theater (she runs the one renovated by her mother, Grace Kelly), and like any European royal worth their weight in tiaras, languages (she speaks French, English, Italian, and Monégasque).Photo Illustration by April Bell. From TO-Monaco Pool/Getty Images.

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Close