As young Beach Boy Brian Wilson in “Love & Mercy,” Paul Dano sang, gained weight and experienced the onset of mental illness. Things shouldn’t be quite as hard on the actor on Monday when he stops by the Los Angeles Times for a live video chat. At 12 p.m. PT, Dano will be here to discuss his turn as the famed singer-songwriter, and how he portrayed him for only half the film.
We’ll ask Dano, whose work in the film could earn him some awards recognition, about gaining that weight, working as a child actor and, possibly, about his girlfriend, writer-actress Zoe Kazan. If you have questions for Dano, leave them in the Comments section or tweet us using the hashtag #askLATimes.