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The Little Stranger is a film that is just a couple of weeks away from its release in UK cinemas and it has a cast that includes Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter and Ruth Wilson. Ruth Wilson plays the character of Caroline in the movie and, in an interview with Collider, she had the opportunity to speak about The Little Stranger as well as her role in the TV show Luther.
The Little Stranger
One of the things that Ruth Wilson discussed about The Little Stranger was how she came across the script for this film:
“Yeah, just the usual, where a script comes your way, you read it, and you get enticed by it. It got under my skin, and I couldn’t work it out. It unnerved me. It’s always a great sign, if you have a reaction to a script. That’s usually an indication that you’re interested.”
“And so, I went back and read it again, and didn’t quite understand it, but decided to do the job. I felt the same way as you did. I read the book, as well, and that had exactly the same effect, too. There’s something unnerving and deeply dark about it.”
Ruth Wilson also talked about playing the character of Alice in the television show Luther:
“When I read the script, I thought, ‘I’ve never read anything like this.’ She read like a female Hannibal Lecter, and I thought that I could have so much fun with it, but it was one of those jobs that I didn’t take straight away. I thought, ‘I just don’t know,’ but then, it came back to me.”
“It was one of those ones that didn’t find someone, so it came back to me and I got a second chance to say yes to it, and I did. I’d been thinking about it, ever since I said no to it. I kept thinking that it would be really fun to do, and that I’d wished I’d said yes to it.”
“So, when it came back, I thought, ‘Okay, this is fate. I’ve got to do it.’ But I never, in a million years, would have expected it to have the effect that it did. None of us did. I think it’s a combination of me and Idris because the chemistry between us is really good.”
“That character is just so unique and interesting, and (show creator) Neil [Cross] really loved writing her, and we had fun with her. You don’t see a psychopath that’s a women, who really enjoys what they’re doing, very often. You’ve got endless male characters like that.”
“For me, it was really freeing. Usually, I play characters that are burdened by morality, and burdened by right and wrong, and are struggling. This character wasn’t that, and it was really freeing.”
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