‘Baby Driver’ Featurette: Meet Jon Hamm and Eiza Gonzalez’ Buddy and Darling
Edgar Wright is a pro at creating fun, interesting characters in his movies, and the dynamics between those characters make his films as fantastic as they are. The Cornetto Trilogy had the unstoppable charm of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, but even without the benefit of two actors who have been friends forever, Baby Driver is home to a host of engaging, fascinating players. A new featurette introduces us to two of them.
In the video (courtesy of GQ) Jon Hamm and Eiza Gonzalez’ characters are two Bonnie and Clyde types named Buddy and Darling who seem to precisely match each other in style and trigger-happiness. Gonzalez even notes at one point that “He’s the gun and she’s the trigger.” It sounds like these two are right at home being up to no good, which miiiiight end up being a problem.
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.