VIDEO: Parsons, Ruffalo & More Talk NORMAL HEART at NY Premiere
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The HBO original film, The Normal Heart, premieres Sunday, May 25th at 9PM/8C on HBO. Last night, May 12th, A-list Hollywood stars joined the cast and creative team for a premiere of the film at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.
ET's Rob Marciano was on the red carpet to speak to the film's stars including Mark Ruffalo and Jim Parsons about what made the film so important, and what they hoped future generations will learn from it. Check out the interviews below!
"It was one of those unfortunate times in American history where our democracy, the people who lead us, the medical community, really, really dropped the ball," said Mark Ruffalo. "But through grace and love and determination, a handful of people changed the world forever."
About THE NORMAL HEART:
Directed by Ryan Murphy and written by Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, THE NORMAL HEART, tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS Crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.
?The film stars Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo ("The Kids Are All Right"), Matt Bomer ("White Collar"), Taylor Kitsch ("Lone Survivor"), Emmy(R) winner Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts as well as Alfred Molina ("An Education"), Tony Award winner Joe Mantello ("Law & Order"), Jonathan Groff(HBO's "Looking"), Denis O'Hare (HBO's "True Blood"), Stephen Spinella ("Milk"), Corey Stoll ("House of Cards"),Finn Wittrock ("Unbroken"), and BD Wong (HBO's "Oz").
An HBO Films presentation of a Plan B and Blumhouse production in association with Ryan Murphy Productions, THE NORMAL HEART is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto ("Glee"), Jason Blum (the "Paranormal Activity" series), Brad Pitt ("Moneyball"), Dede Gardner ("12 Years a Slave"). Mark Ruffalo co-executive produces; Scott Ferguson (HBO's "Temple Grandin") produces.