Sarah Paulson Talks About “Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene”
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I love this movie! Elizabeth Olsen is poised to receive various acting nominations for her role as Martha. But the entire cast is great, including Oscar-nominee John Hawkes as the cult leader, Patrick. Sarah Paulson is also fantastic as Martha’s sister, Lucy. Watch this film!
In this interview, I talked to Paulson about:
*** Her initial reaction upon reading the script by writer/director Sean Durkin
*** The psychological angle of the film
*** How did she and Elizabeth flesh out their sisters characters?
*** Working with Elizabeth Olsen
*** Her working relationship with John Hawkes
*** The greatest takeaway for viewers
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Martha is a young woman rapidly unraveling amidst her attempt to reclaim a normal life after fleeing from a cult and its charismatic leader. Seeking help from her estranged older sister Lucy and brother-in-law, Martha is unable and unwilling to reveal the truth about her disappearance. When her memories trigger a chilling paranoia that her former cult could still be pursuing her, the line between Martha's reality and delusion begins to blur.
Production Status: Released
Logline: A damaged woman, haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, struggles to re-assimilate with her family after escaping an abusive cult
Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.
Release Date: October 21st, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent and sexual content, nudity and language.
Distributors: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Production Co.: This Is That, Borderline Films, FilmHaven Entertainment, Maybach Cunningham Entertainment
Technicolor New York
Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn LLP
U.S. Box Office: $137,651
Filming Locations: New York, USA
Produced in: United States
Cast and Credits
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy, Maria Dizzia
Directed by: Sean Durkin
Produced by: Antonio Campos (II), Josh Mond, Chris Maybach
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States