April 25, 2024

Benjamin Better

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Netflix film ‘The Demo of the Chicago 7’ features Bloomington actor

Aidan Lynch, center, performs as a "featured extra" in "The Trial of the Chicago 7."

If you’ve been studying my stories these earlier four and a 50 percent decades, you know I stoop to namedropping. 

So, not to disappoint — Sacha Baron Cohen, Aaron Sorkin, Alex Sharp, Eddie Redmayne.

Our possess Bloomington boy (now male) and stage actor Aidan Lynch grabbed a little element in Netflix’s 6-time Oscar-nominated “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” 

And he got to satisfy, converse with or at least stand near the aforementioned stars.

Lynch began his vocation the identical way I did: my mom dragged me to an audition after, ignoring my protestations, “I cannot do this.” Lynch’s mom despatched the “Chicago 7” generation crew her son’s photo. 

Aidan Lynch

They favored his face — and hair.

“Sacha B. Cohen shook my hand and reported, ‘What’s up, male?’ ” Lynch told me above the cellphone. “(Cohen’s) a extremely, very awesome guy.”

So, what about Eddie Redmayne? “I seemed him in the eyes and just about acquired fearful.” While Lynch mentioned Redmayne shook his hand without having actually stating nearly anything, Redmayne’s eyes explained, “Hey, how’s it going?” Lynch described Redmayne as the acutely critical (“in a very good way”) kind.