WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE STAR OF EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING TO TALK ABOUT THE FILM.
Imagine if you couldn’t go outside. For Maddy, who is allergic to everything, that’s her life. She literally has to stay in her house 24/7. Sounds boring, right? Well, it gets interesting when Olly moves in next door.
GF: How did you land the role of Maddy?
I graduated from high school and I decided to take a trip overseas to kind of find myself – you know, one of those trips. So I was in Paris when I received the script. The studio was really interested in me and they asked if I could meet with a casting agent there, and I decided to go for it and the audition went really well. They decided I had all the qualities they felt they wanted for Maddy.
GF: Even though we may not be able to relate to Maddy’s illness, the film is still very relatable. Why do you think that is?
I think the interactions between the characters are very relatable, it’s just placed in a context that is really whimsical and kind of like a fairytale. But the moments between the characters are really grounded and real. Sometimes too real.
GF: What was it like taking on a role from a much-loved book that has a huge fan base?
You know, it’s not something you can think about too much. You just have to think about keeping the tone and spirit and the sense of the book alive. And keeping it as accurate as possible. IN CINEMAS JULY 6.