Breakthrough star Taylor Russell impressed in 2019’s Waves, and is receiving critical acclaim once more for her performance in cannibalism romance (yes, that’s right) Bones and All. In a recent interview, Russell credits her fellow Canadian Brendan Fraser and specifically The Mummy with making her want to act.
Speaking to Collider, Russell says; “Before [Girl, Interrupted], the movie that I think I really fell in love with and [made me] want to act, which is crazy, is The Mummy. I loved The Mummy with Brendan Fraser who I’m so happy for what’s happening in his career right now [because of being Oscar-tipped for The Whale], I have to say because he was my first crush. But I would watch that every morning and I remember thinking, wow, Rachel Weisz is not from this earth.”
Russell co-stars in the romantic horror movie alongside Timothee Chalamet, who is perhaps a few years ahead of her in terms of career trajectory. Chalamet was Oscar-nominated for his role in Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 drama movie Call Me By Your Name, and reunited with the Italian director for his first US-set film, Bones and All. He is currently filming Dune: Part Two.
Speaking of Chalamet, Russell says; “I think somebody that I felt in step with immediately was Timmy. I think I’m much more introverted in a lot of ways, or I need some coaxing out of my shell a lot of the time. But in terms of meeting the challenges that come up day to day on a set, whatever those are, I think that something we share in common is your heart bleeding and then the freak-out coming after that, but the heart being first. That’s a very specific alignment, but it’s something that feels really good creatively because you trust that the other person is gonna be there to inspire creatively.”
Bones and All has a score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It also stars Andre Holland, Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, Chloe Sevigny, and in a surprising cameo – Halloween director David Gordon Green.
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