Based on a true story, “Breathe” is a celebration of human possibility. This marks Andy Serkis’ directorial debut and tells the inspiring love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish (played by Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.
After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin is confined to a bed and given only months to live. With help from his family and inventor Teddy Hall, and strength from his wife and son Jonathan, Cavendish devotes the rest of his life to helping other disabled people.
Garfield was nominated for an Oscar last year for his role in “Hacksaw Ridge”, and Claire Foy received an Emmy nom for her role playing Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown”. The chemistry between Garfield and Foy is undeniable, which explains the major Oscar buzz surrounding this film.
During filming Garfield had to remain immobile as Robin was depicted being tended to with everyday tasks from eating to bathing. Garfield explained how he spent time with real-life Diana, Jonathan (their son) and their friends and family which allowed him to absorb Robin’s personality beyond the respirator.
Sangita Patel will be hosting ET Canada’s Facebook Live presented by Nespresso from the film’s premiere at Roy Thomson Hall beginning at approximately 5:15 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 11. Post your questions and comments for the stars below.