To celebrate the release of the acclaimed new drama To The Stars, which is released this week on streaming services, we spoke to the two leads of the film to find out more.

Based in a small town in Oklahoma in the 1960s, the film tells the story of the friendship between the reserved Iris (Kara Hayward) and the reckless, worldly Maggie (Liana Liberato) and how they begin to influence each other lives in profound and unexpected ways. But the film touches on more than just the two ladies and their new bonds, as it delves into such themes as class, race, sexuality, repression, all of which were reasons – amongst others – for both actresses to want to tell this story.

Directed by Martha Stephens (Land Ho!), the film co-stars Tony Hale (Veep), Shea Whigham (Mission: Impossible 7), Jordana Spiro (Ozark), Lucas Jade Zissman (20th Century Women), Tina Parker (Breaking Bad) and Malin Akerman (Watchmen).

You can watch both interviews in full below:

To The Stars is available on streaming platforms in the UK from Monday, June 1st.