A Worthy Companion TIFF

Evan Rachel Wood's Role in 'A Worthy Companion' Was Originally Written for a Man

Writer/directors Jason Sanchez and Carlos Sanchez and stars Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone stopped by the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about their new movie, “A Worthy Companion.”

The movie focuses on a manipulative relationship between Wood and Stone’s characters. But the script took a slight change, they revealed, when they gender-swapped the male lead role in favor of Wood.

“The fact that it was two women, I thought, opened the floor up for so many discussions and also, I loved that that’s not what the movie was about,” Wood said. “It does center around two women, but it’s never really talked about. It’s not touched upon. It’s not about the fact that it’s a lesbian love story. It’s about so much more.”

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