Nicole Kidman and her co-star Ansel Elgort in upcoming drama The Goldfinch walked the red carpet for the film’s premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. And Nicole couldn’t help but gush about Ansel.
The Oscar winner told E! News, “I just adore him. I just love what he does,” adding that she loved his choices, referring to his highly-anticipated role in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, and that it was “a really, really great choice for him to do.”
Calling Ansel “very funny,” always making her laugh on set, Nicole called the 14-year-old “so, so good,” adding, “He’s an old soul and so he brought such a wisdom to the character already. That’s really hard.”
The Goldfinch, which is based on the 2013-novel of the same name, releases in theatres on September 13. Directed by John Crowley, the film traces the story of Theo Decker (played by Oakes Fegley and Ansel Elgort at different ages), who at the age of 13 loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.