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Sunday 25 January 2015

Sunrise comparisons lost on Tom

Tom Cullen and Chris New star in Weekend
Tom Cullen and Chris New star in Weekend

Weekend star Tom Cullen said comparisons of the film to Before Sunrise were lost on him - because he'd never seen it.

The Welsh actor plays a man who falls in love during one weekend in Nottingham and the film, which premiered at the South By Southwest film festival, has attracted comparisons to the Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy romance.

But Tom, who has been nominated for Best Newcomer at London Film Festival for the role, said he'd never seen the film before making Weekend.

"I hadn't actually seen it before I made the film so the comparison didn't strike me at all. I've seen it since and I think it's a wonderful film but it's difficult for me to be objective about Weekend and compare it to anything else, especially something as good as that, but the fact that it's attracting comparisons is very kind," he said.

Tom also revealed that he and his co-star Chris New ended up sharing a flat while filming, which he thinks might have helped their on-screen chemistry.

He said: "We were in a hotel originally and neither of us were happy because we both like to cook. We both requested to have a flat and they found this beautiful flat with two bedrooms so we thought why not?

"It was great because we were able to work together when we got home from filming and developed a really strong relationship. I think it aided the relationship in the film."

:: Weekend is out on Friday, November 4.

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