Director Sean Durkin spoke about his approach to working with actors and the importance of directors developing trust with actors.
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Writer/Director: Sean Durkin
Interview: Martha Marcy May Marlene’s Elizabeth Olsen and Sean Durkin on How She Was Cast, Her Training and the Odd Title
Elizabeth: “I’m really interested in trying to create a long career for my entire life”
John Hawkes: “If something is written pretty strong you can play the opposite of it to interesting effect”
Playing a character fueled by his own cult of personality and mostly using his chilling voice as his weapon of choice is a definite stretch for most actors, but Hawkes elaborated on how he managed to create his portrayal of Patrick.