‘Snowden’ Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt Calls Whistleblower A True Patriot After Meeting Him

By Anshul Hardikar | 2 years ago
‘Snowden’ Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt Calls Whistleblower A True Patriot After Meeting Him

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing one of the most controversial roles of his career. The “Snowden” actor recently, revealed the meeting he had with the most wanted man in the world and shared some insights about what he thinks about him.

According to Guardian, the actor who is playing the role of Edward Snowden in the upcoming film “Snowden,” spoke publicly for the first time about the meeting that he had with the NSA whistleblower in Russia. After the meeting, Joseph had quite a clear opinion about the former NSA employee as he stated that whatever Snowden did, it was only the right thing to do.

The “Snowden” actor also added that Edward believed whatever he was doing would only help his country. Following his beliefs on Edward, the actor does not want to preach that his beliefs about him are correct, but he wants to encourage people to decide for themselves if the whistleblower was right or not.

In the interview with the media outlet, the actor recounted his experience of flying to Russia to meet the man himself. His meeting lasted for about four hours. “Snowden” is a dramatized account of the events that followed when Edward Snowden leaked highly sensitive and confidential files to The Guardian and Washington Post in 2013.

Following this massive leak, a huge debate regarding privacy and surveillance sparked around the world. Edward was given temporary asylum in Russia and currently, lives in an undisclosed location. The actor himself was discouraged earlier to not share any details about the meeting he had with Snowden.

Read: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Might Play as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone Film

According to Inquisitr, Joseph described Edward’s living conditions in Russia. The actor stated that Edward really wants to return home, as he does not want to live in Russia at all. The media outlet also reported that the biopic was due to release in December but was later pushed to a 2016 release. “Snowden” also stars Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto and Tom Wilkinson amongst others.

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Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.