Jonathan Groff & Ben Aldridge Talk Knock at the Cabin & Film’s Queer Representation

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Though well-known for his time on Broadway and providing the vocal talent for Kristoff in Disney’s Frozen films, Jonathan Groff has more than proved his mettle in a much darker role with Netflix’s phenomenal series, Mindhunter, and now again, alongside Ben Aldridge (Fleabag, Spoiler Alert). In addition to Dave Bautista and Rupert Grint, the two star in Academy Award-nominee M. Night Shyamalan’s latest psychological horror, Knock at the Cabin.

The book-to-screen adaptation sees Groff and Aldridge as Eric and Andrew, a couple taking their daughter, Wen (Kristen Cui), on a family vacation. They’re a tight-knit unit, singing songs together, acting silly, and spending time in their secluded cabin on a lake, but in an instant, everything they hold dear hangs in the balance. When a stranger by the name of Leonard (Bautista) approaches Wen, their happy getaway becomes a nightmare. Leonard is accompanied by three others armed with weapons, with a message for Eric and Andrew: choose someone to sacrifice or bring about the apocalypse.

While promoting Knock at the Cabin, Groff and Aldridge sat down with Collider’s Steve Weintraub to talk about the movie. During their interview, Groff and Aldridge discuss portraying a gay couple onscreen as openly gay actors and talk about the way the queer narrative is “deftly” handled by Shyamalan, with “family is universal” being a central theme. They both share why they think the end of the world plot device has such a chokehold on society, and Aldridge gets existential about Nostradamus and Revelations. They speak on working with Shyamalan as a director, his meticulous storyboarding and particular vision, and the challenges of “humanizing and connecting.”

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@troygaspard6732
21.05.2024
What an annoying interviewer.
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@cmillward1119
19.04.2024
00:45 Bens leather pants so attractive.❤❤
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@johnmorley8812
05.03.2024
Gay.
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@stephenraynes2148
05.03.2024
Ah this makes sense. His films feel so controlled and completely lacking in personality. This explains it. He needs to let go.
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@mimi_charya
14.02.2024
I love Groff's voice.I like Ben too.They did great
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Jeff Hayes
19.09.2023
I will not see this movie, I can't handle the dark, scary stuff anymore. Real life in America is scary enough currently. However, I love Ben Aldrich and saw him in Spoiler Alert. I will happily watch Bens career continue to flourish. Thanks for sharing this interview.
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Fariz Rahadian Iswoyo
23.07.2023
Happy pride
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Truthseeker
12.06.2023
Its been so long seeing Groff's sweet face.
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libraryspice
25.03.2023
Great interview and fantastic Mindhunter exchange. Thank you.
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Geronimo Jehoshaphat
21.03.2023
Wait... they put what where¿?
And they're PROUD of THAT¿?¡!
🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
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Emma
21.03.2023
Fantastic interview
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Justin Simpson
21.03.2023
Excellent interview! I’m so excited to see what Ben and Jonathan do next.
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Sharp Design
20.03.2023
When you think about it, it does add to this story. Two people that had to fight for what they had and then asked to sacrifice to save the world.
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mymy
20.03.2023
I will forever hold a grudge against Fincher for not doing Mindhunter 3.
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Chaz Harris
20.03.2023
Ben's favourite M Night movie is The Village and he's a fan of Deep Impact? Same! Kindred spirits! lol

"To quote Harry Styles, he makes MOVIE movies!" LMAO I love you Ben! 🤣🤣🤣
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Ping M
13.03.2023
Ben quoting the Harry Styles meme had me rolling… Jonathan should’ve done the Chris Pine deadpan 😅
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Spencer McFarland
13.03.2023
He says And Just Like That but not Glee????,,
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Sharri Garvin
13.03.2023
They are great Looking forward to future projects but the movie is awful
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The Witch
12.03.2023
Too bad this is the 2nd LGBT movie that flops after Bros - it's the worst run for a M. Night Shyamalan movie so far. :(
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David Rosenbaum
12.03.2023
Alphabet people ruin everything.

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