In 2012 Grey Villet's wife Barbara recounted her take on the LIFE Magazine assignment for the NEW YORK TIMES. In it she offered, "Grey did not concern himself with those entanglements [the Lovings’ legal obstacles]. He chose, as he did in every essay we ever worked on together, to seek out the literal heart of the matter: a love story."
Both Edgerton and Negga are beyond extraordinary.
Joel Edgerton as Richard and Ruth Negga as Mildred give performances that will be talked about for years.
“Jeff’s script is so beautifully written. This is a story that gets into your heart and touches deep wells of feeling. ”
Ruth Negga: remember the name. It's been a long time since an actor/actress has me so unapologetically in the bag. This woman is something special...
They weren’t martyrs, and didn’t want to be. They weren’t symbols, and didn’t want to be. They were two people in love who wanted to be with each other and their family.