Hailed for his performances in Richard Linklater's so-called Before trilogy, Ethan Hawke believes that there will be no more films in the acclaimed series of movies.

In an interview in The Sunday Times, the 47-year-old  actor reviews the Before films which began in 1995 with Sunrise. In the first of the trilogy, Hawke played Jesse, whose romantic entanglements with Julie Delpy as Céline continued in 2004 through the second film Sunset and apparently concluded in 2013 with Midnight.

"My feeling is that the trilogy has come to an end," he says. "But there might be a way to revisit. If it was different from the one-night episodes we came up with."

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The actor believes that continuing might be feasible if Linklater avoided the nine-year gaps that punctuated the couple's intense story so far. "You'd find Jesse and Céline at a very diferent age. Or maybe the movie to make is the death of one of them. It all takes place in a hospital, and they're in their eighties."

He then quips: "or I can imagine a movie with them on Mars, and they're still talking."

Meanwhile, Hawke is promoting First Reformed, in which he plays a tormented preacher, Reverend Toller. He runs a small church and congregation but is confronted with a serious challenge when the husband of a pregnant parishioner commits suicide. The movie opens on July 13.

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