The star of young adult thriller, Innocence, Sophie Curtis talks about her role in her upcoming thriller. She is also best known for her roles in Arbitrage and The Art of Getting By.
SD: Why should audiences go see “Innocence?”
SC: It is a great movie for younger audiences. Especially girls, I believe they are going to relate to Beckett. She has struggles that she is going through without the heaviness of it – making new friends, first crush, losing a parent, new school.
SD: What was it about this script that sold you to be in it?
SC: Beckett has a very natural way about her. She is misunderstood and she has to struggle between what to believe. Because I was the same age as Beckett (my character), we connected. I just really wanted to give life to the character.
SD: What did you feel were the pressures of being the lead role in this film?
SC: It was really scary to take on such a big responsibility. I was able to channel that fear into my acting.
SD: How would you describe your portrayal of Beckett versus the novel’s portrayal?
SC: I didn’t read the novel. Director and writer, Hilary Brougher, wanted me to bring my own perspective to the movie. However, I did read a few excerpts from the book to help get some insight into my character. I really tried to just add my own voice. I feel that I added to her character.
SD: What is your favorite horror film?
SC: I love old horror films, but my favorite is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I like the idea of the supernatural love story.
Innocence opens in theatres this Friday, September 5, 2014.