Magazine article Screen International

Gordon-Levitt Talks Snowden: "I Know He Would Love to Come Home"

Magazine article Screen International

Gordon-Levitt Talks Snowden: "I Know He Would Love to Come Home"

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Speaking at a conference for Oliver Stone's Snowden, which had its official premiere at Toronto International Film Festival last night (Sept 9), star Joseph Gordon-Levitt said that whistleblower Edward Snowden, currently living in asylum in Moscow, Russia, "would love to come home".

Gordon-Levitt met Snowden in Moscow along with Stone while they were researching the film, and the actor said that the former NSA operative had expressed to him that he would like to return to his native US, adding that he hoped for that to happen.

Stone was predictably outspoken in his criticism of the US government's actions that led to Snowden leaving the country. "The [US] government lies all the time," he said. "What's going on right now is pretty shocking."

"What they're doing is illegal and they keep doing it," he continued, adding that we, the public, would probably "never know the whole story".

Asked whether he thought Snowden could ever return to the US, Stone said he believed he would if he was to receive a fair trial, but was sceptical of that happening. …

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