Together with Dakota Fanning, Kirsten Dunst, and Mischa Barton, one actress that each millennial appears like they principally grew up with is AnnaSophia Robb. The blonde Colorado native, who made us cry in childhood classics equivalent to Due to Winn Dixie, Race to Witch Mountain, and Bridge to Terabithia, is now 26 years previous, and she or he’s at the moment starring in a multi-part horror collection on Quibi referred to as The Anticipating.
Distractify was in a position to meet up with AnnaSophia Robb in an unique telephone interview to debate the extreme expertise of starring in Quibi’s newest horror launch, and what it has been wish to shrink back from her typical family-friendly roles in favor of extra severe ones.
AnnaSophia Robb says performing in Quibi’s ‘The Anticipating’ was a psychological and bodily problem.
Simply in time for Halloween, Quibi has launched a brand new horror collection referred to as The Anticipating. The 11-part collection is about an ill-fated waitress named Emma (performed by AnnaSophia) who experiences unusual results from her being pregnant so she decides to discover and uncover the darkish reality behind it. Not solely is it a spooky psychological thrill, however AnnaSophia mentioned it was intense for the solid and crew, as properly.
“It is a totally different function for me simply because I haven’t completed a horror film in a very long time… Bodily and emotionally it was very tiring,” AnnaSophia mentioned. “Emma goes by way of lots, she’s continuously having new issues thrown at her and she or he’s principally combating for her life, so I believe simply to keep up that degree of vitality all through the course of the present was actually exhausting.”
Though the character of the function was comparatively new, AnnaSophia says engaged on a Quibi film is rather like every other manufacturing.
“We movie identical to a daily film. The method could be very related — virtually an identical — to filming an impartial film. However simply the script was actually totally different, and the way viewers watch it. Each 10 pages there’s like a 10-page arc as a result of the episodes are minimize in 10 minutes or much less, so the scenes are shorter and it strikes alongside,” she explains.
Watch the trailer for your self under.
Lately, AnnaSophia is not a fan of only one style, however gravitates to roles she finds thrilling.
Along with The Anticipating, AnnaSophia has just lately appeared in numerous dramas and psychological thrillers, from Little Fires In every single place (2020), to The Act (2019), and The Reaping (2018). And though these are far totally different than the productions she used to participate in (we’re you, Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit), AnnaSophia tells us that she merely gravitates to characters and tales she finds attention-grabbing, and is not actually drawn to 1 kind of film or present.
“I’ve tried all through my profession to simply go to initiatives and tales that I’m drawn to, and characters and what’s the story saying. I don’t actually have a look at it when it comes to style, however when it comes to ‘what’s the story, what’s the essence of the character?'” AnnaSophia explains.
“As I become old I’m getting older out of different roles — which is thrilling as a result of I’m 26 now — and I clearly play totally different characters, however it’s enjoyable to play in numerous genres, as a result of every presents totally different challenges.”
“With horror, you’re engaged on pacing and this vitality of conserving the suspense for the viewers is admittedly necessary. By way of a comedy, the identical factor is when it comes to timing, however the pacing is completely totally different. Every movie has its challenges,” she says.
AnnaSophia is at the moment slaying the horror performing scene, so for those who have been in search of a spooky film simply in time for Halloween, her newest challenge is certainly a strong begin.
Stream the primary a part of The Anticipating on Oct. 5, with new episodes launched day by day till Oct. 15.