“It was a non-negotiable thing for me,” John Krasinski said of his decision to cast deaf actress Millicent Simmonds to play the role of Regan in “A Quiet Place” while speaking with Rosamund Pike for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors.”
It’s important to have an organic performance, he said, but the more important reason for her casting was that “I needed a guide,” Krasinski said. “I was writing a movie about a family who had a deaf child, and I know nothing about that. I needed someone to walk me through, ‘what do you feel when you wake up in the morning to be the only person who can’t hear in your family?'”
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During their conversation for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Kindergarten Teacher”) talked about how they choose roles and how Hollywood has changed for women. Popular on Variety
“I had been told — Rob Marshall, who just directed [Emily Blunt] in ‘Mary Poppins,’ said, ‘When you work with her, you’ll see,'” John Krasinski said during his interview for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors,” of directing his wife in “A Quiet Place.” “And I said, I know, I’m her biggest fan…and he said, ‘Nope, not until [...]
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Tom Hanks and the team behind “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” dropped by the Variety studio over the weekend to discuss the new Mr. Rogers film, which premiered to rave reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival. Hanks was asked what he thought Mr. Rogers would say to children who are living in the age […]