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Watch: Quvenzhané Wallis Talks To Time Magazine

by Sergio
February 7, 2013 8:35 PM
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Quvanzhane Wallis

Here's a short but sweet video with Quvenzhané Wallis, done for Time Magazine, in which she talks about her experiences working on Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Today, the magazine posted a series of videos called Great Performances, with several of this year's Oscar nominated actors and actresses; so, of course, there was no way they couldn't do one without Ms. Wallis.

Take a look:

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  • ALM | February 8, 2013 2:17 PMReply

    Her hair is so gorgeous! She is so wise beyond her years. The fact that she was able to give input on everything from the script to the choice of the actor who would play her father speaks volumes.

  • BluTopaz | February 8, 2013 10:43 AMReply

    I watched a screening of Beasts last night, followed by a Q&A session with director Zeitlin afterwards. He auditioned 4,000 actresses before he found Ms. Wallis, and what cracked me up was he said many other little girls played certain scenes very sweet, angelic, etc. He liked Quevenzhane's bold determination, and she could switch to vulnerable without breaking character. And their collaborative relationship on the film is interesting also, she is like an old soul. Love this kid.

  • BluTopaz | February 8, 2013 11:31 AM

    lol, Carey you are too much. I was hoping Zeitlin would explain a lot of his internal thoughts about what the film means, but instead he had a lot of fascinating convo about HOW Beasts was made. Like, I wanted to know the significance of the 4 beasts chasing Hushpuppy. He didn't talk about that (guess he's sick of that question), but he explained they did not use special effects for them. Dude trained 4 baby pigs to wear costumes and they sorta re-wrote parts of the script to follow along with the actions of these piglets. Very funny and organic, you would have enjoyed it. And Quevenzhane reiterates in the video here--she and Zeitlin spent a lot of time re-writing; he consulted with her a lot and the child was only FIVE--lol.

  • CareyCarey | February 8, 2013 11:09 AM

    Blutopaz, I am jealous! I don't live in New York or LA so I don't get these great opportunities. But this will be my shortest comment to you - EVER - because I have something on my mind that I plan to get off my mind in the Mathew Cherry post.

    Stay tuned because Charles Judson, PAFF, Tambay, S&A's comment section and of course Mathew, are all lining up to get their turn at bat.

  • Joycelyn Thomas | February 8, 2013 9:58 AMReply

    My Girl, she's the best!

  • Bee | February 8, 2013 12:27 AMReply

    My goodness, I just adore this little girl! Every time I see her on something. She is just the cutest and most refreshingly child-like child in Hollywood. I really hope her parents keep her in her right mind and don't let Hollywood eat her alive. She seems like a smart kid with a very special gift.

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