Without doubt two of the most talented young actors working today, it was a pleasure to sit down with Thoroughbreds stars Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy, at the London Film Festival last Autumn.
We discussed with the pair what it was that attracted them to this project, and the risk, and joy, in working with first-time filmmaker Cory Finley. They also speak about the indelible atmosphere the film has to it, and whether or not they like the characters they play (who are rather flawed, to say the least).
Finally, Taylor-Joy, who has also starred in The Witch and Split, discusses her future plans and whether she may take on a lighter role in the future, while we speak Ready Player One with Cooke, and what it means to be the female lead in a Steven Spielberg movie.
Watch the full interview below:
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished upper-class teenager who has a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume. Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair eventually bond and hatch a plan to solve both of their problems.
Thoroughbreds is released on April 6th, and you can read our review of the film here.