ORPHAN: FIRST KILL – Star Julia Stiles Talks “Huge Twist”
Orphan kinda came out of nowhere. 12 years ago we went to see a movie about a killer kid. Subsequently, we instead got absolutely bodied by an insane twist. Isabelle Fuhrman spooked us all with her portrayal of a *SPOILER* small adult posing as a young girl. They’re looking to go back to the well in a new prequel, exploring evil child-adult Esther’s origins in Orphan: First Kill.
Julia Stiles, a fresh face in the now burgeoning series, recently sat down and talked to Collider about what it was like working on the prequel, Orphan: First Kill.
A prequel to the 2009 movie “Orphan.” Unhinged woman Leena Klammer orchestrates a brilliant escape from an Estonian insane asylum and travels to America by stealing the identity of the missing daughter of a wealthy family.
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“The working title was Esther, which I really liked, which is the name of the girl. What’s remarkable is that Isabelle Fuhrman, who played the little girl in the original Orphan, now reprises her role as the same girl, same age, even though Isabelle’s older now. … But I just went and did ADR … and I was floored. Because they didn’t use CGI. The tricks that they did with the camera and different perspective tricks that they had, plus her costume and prosthetics and all that, she looks like a child. And her performance is stunning, because she embodies a child too in the way that she talks and the way she walks.”
When it comes to talented actors, Isabelle Fuhrman is right up there at the top. She’s just very dedicated to her craft. Stiles also dropped that the prequel will have an equally shocking twist, comparable to the first film. She didn’t say much beyond that, but I’m already trying to figure it out.
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“I think fans of the first one will enjoy this one as well because there is a huge twist that I can’t give away, but it’s got all that crazy psychologically terrorizing stuff that the first one had,” Stiles told us. “Just this character that Isabelle plays, Esther or Leena or the multiple names that she has, it reminds me of why Norman Bates was so captivating. It’s just a sociopath, but in this child. So it was very fun to work on, for someone who doesn’t watch horror movies.“
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