is unquestionably one of award season's buzziest films. Although there's been plenty of glowing words tossed in the direction of both leading man Ryan Gosling
and director Damien Chazelle
, the lion's share of praise seems to be directed at Claire Foy
, who gives a searing performance as Neil Armstrong
's outspoken and passionate wife, Janet Armstrong
. In order to give us an inside look at just how this tragic, incredible true story came together, The Crown
's star hopped on the phone with us and shed light on everything from getting her portrayal of Janet just right to how she perfected her onscreen dynamic with Gosling.
- Additional reporting by Quinn Keaney
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Popsugar: So much of this film is centered around men given the subject matter, all the way down to the actual title of the movie.