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Robert Redford Talks New Netflix Movie 'Our Souls at Night' and Donald Trump

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Robert Redford talked to Esquire magazine about his new Netflix movie "Our Souls at Night," in which he teams up with Jane Fonda again, and shared some of his feelings on President Donald Trump.

The Oscar-winning director and actor told Esquire he became interested in the film’s forebear, Kent Haruf's novel about the awkward autumn-years romance, because of its writing.

"It was beautifully written," Redford said. "And it touched some of the areas I'm very familiar with — Colorado, small town. But the main thing was that it focused on second chances, in terms of love. How just when you didn't think it was possible, something happens and you get revitalized, reenergized, and you find love again."

Netflix will release "Our Souls at Night" on Sept. 29, weeks after its debut at the Venice Film Festival, according to Variety. Fonda has hit it big on Netflix before with the streaming comedy-drama "Grace and Frankie" with Lily Tomlin, which is going into its fourth season next year.

Redford said he had Fonda, his co-star in "Barefoot in the Park" and three other films, in mind for the female lead all along.

"Jane and I have had a very special relationship going back to 'The Chase,'" Redford told the magazine. "It just clicks. Whatever her life was — which was all over the place — whatever my life was, when we came together, those things were forgotten. We were just she and I working together. It didn't require a lot of analysis. It just fell into place."

Redford, star of politically-themed movies like "All the President's Men" and "The Candidate," told Esquire that Trump's presidency was "our fault."

"I just think he is who he is," Redford told Esquire. "You can't blame him for being who he is. He's always been like that. He's our fault — that's how I see it. We let him come to where he is. I'm not so interested in blaming him; that's being done enough by others.”

"I'm more interested in: How did this happen? We've lost our moral foundation, which allows us to go this far over. So I don't blame him. I just think he is what he is. We're the ones who let that happen. We should be looking at ourselves."

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Robert Redford talked to Esquire magazine about his new Netflix movie "Our Souls at Night," in which he teams up with Jane Fonda again, and shared some of his feelings on President Donald Trump.
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