'Boyhood' - Behind The Scenes

'Boyhood' - Behind The Scenes

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is a remarkable coming-of-age movie which was filmed little-by-little over the course of 12 years, using the same actors. Now, find out what the actors — Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane — thought of the extended process.

Don't worry about it. You want the bumpers, give her bumpers. It's a remarkable coming of age movie which was actually filmed little by little over a 12-year period using the same actors. A ground breaking project and the cast was proud to be part of it. The truth is we were so damn excited about the movie that it wasn't work. I want to graduate high school. My whole body said, yes, yeah, yeah. Stop. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette play divorced parents in Richard Linklater's history making project. 12 years we can cover the whole growing-up process. People are cool, what a unique way to tell a story. My first reaction was I couldn't believe nobody had made this movie already. The real standout is Ellery Coltrain, the boy of "Boyhood." He grows up before the audience's eyes into an 18-year-old young N. I think it's incredible to come back year after year. I was home schooled so I didn't have a lot of structure growing up. To have this kind of structure guided kind of process was exciting. He says that life has certainly changed since "Boyhood." But don't ask him for the details. I don't know. I don't know the world in which -- I don't remember life before working on "Boyhood," so I couldn't tell you.