'The Walk' Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Schwartz & James Badge Dale Decode Movie Titles In Emoji — VIDEO
Though modern-day hieroglyphics — aka, emoji — weren't exactly around when Philippe Petit attached steel wires to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and walked across them in 1974, they're basically akin to a real language in the year 2015. However, the film in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Petit walking across the wire, The Walk , has been released post-emoji — and so, of course, being a journalist with an iPhone living in 2015, I knew I had to find out how much the film's stars know about the language of smiley faces and pizza icons. Luckily, this realization arrived at just about the same time Bustle sat down with the stars of the film — Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Schwartz, and James Badge Dale — to talk about the film, so I had the perfect opportunity to pull off my coup.
The set-up was simple: Before sitting down with the stars, I coded the titles of five biographical movies (since The Walk is a biographical drama, it was only fitting) into emoji. The stars received no hints about what films had been chosen before the game — only that the films were about real people, and were well-known titles.
Trust me when I say the results were pretty great. Like the film — in which Petit and his accomplices must be resourceful and quick-thinking in order to pull off the coup of a lifetime — Levitt, Le Bon, Schwartz, and Dale gave their best when attempting to solve the mini-puzzles. Though they didn't get them all (except one, who came extremely close — I won't give away who, though, because #spoilers), they clearly rose to the occasion.
The Walk hits theaters nationwide Oct. 9. Check out the cast decoding biographical movie titles written in emoji below.
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