Based on the 1985 award-winning novel by esteemed author Margeret Atwood, the dystopian world of The Handmaid's Tale has come to life courtesy of the acting chops of Elizabeth Moss and Max Minghella. A sleeper hit for Hulu, the web television series has received widespread critical acclaim—sweeping eight Primetime Emmy Awards from thirteen nominations for its first season, including Outstanding Drama Series. Can't wait for season three to return? It drops early June.
Besides going all out as Nick Blaine in The Handmaid's Tale, Minghella has followed the footsteps of his late Oscar-winning father, Anthony Minghella, and has ventured into directing. He also made his screenwriting debut in 2016 on the Miramax thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax. An all-rounder, he certainly is.
Making his directorial debut with Teen Spirit, Minghella talks to us about attention to detail in film-making, overcoming budget and time challenges, and other rollercoaster speed bumps when releasing an ambitious flick. The movie, which stars Elle Fanning, likens to a modern Cinderella story and debuted at SXSW earlier this year.
Speaking of music, Teen Spirit was inspired by Robyn's 'Dancing on my own' and Minghella also curates the musically-focused movie's soundtrack with producer Fred Berger (of La La Land fame).
With a tireless passion for filmmaking—together with his role in a hit web series powered by an obsession over an ideology—Minghella was the perfect cover star to grace our May 'Obsession' issue. (Did you know that Minghella is half-Chinese? Fun fact.)
For the full fashion spread and cover story featuring Max Minghella, grab a copy of the Esquire Singapore May issue at all good newsstands and book stores now.