‘Columbus’ star Haley Lu Richardson portrays ‘architecture nerd’

Haley Lu Richardson describes her “Columbus” character as the No. 1 “architecture nerd” in a movie inspired by buildings and design in the Indiana city.

Richardson visited Indianapolis before attending tonight’s Columbus premiere of the movie directed by Kogonada and co-starring John Cho.

Casey, Richardson’s character in the movie, is a hometown high school grad in Columbus, where buildings designed by Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Harry Weese and Kevin Roche are found.

Design inspires Casey, who befriends Jin — portrayed by Cho — the son of an architecture expert who has little in common with his father.

Richardson said it takes effort to appreciate architecture in a world of overstimulation.

“There’s so much to see and to hold our attention,” Richardson said during a Facebook Live interview with IndyStar. “Because there’s so much, nothing really holds our attention anymore.”

Check out the complete video interview to learn Richardson’s favorite Columbus building and hear her talk about portraying flapper-era icon Louise Brooks in an upcoming film. For more information, visit Fandango.com.

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