Abigail Breslin on ‘Stillwater’ and Learning to Do a U-Turn from Matt Damon

Abigail Breslin on 'Stillwater' and Learning to Do a U-Turn from Matt Damon

Stillwater, directed by Tom McCarthy, is in theatres this weekend, and I just spoke with Abigail Breslin about the film. During the interview, she discussed what viewers might be shocked to find about the film’s development, how she prepared for her role, the benefits of shooting on location in Marseille, France, and McCarthy’s ability to write genuine dialogue.

If you haven’t seen the trailers yet, do so now. Stillwater stars Matt Damon as an Oklahoma oil rig worker who travels to Marseille, France, to clear his estranged daughter (Breslin) of a crime she did not commit. Along the way, he meets Camille Cottin, a French woman who tries to help him with his daughter’s case. McCarthy collaborated on Stillwater with Marcus Hinchey.

Check out what she had to say in the player above, and then read on to learn more about what we discussed.

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  • What would people be astonished to discover about Stillwater’s making?
  • McCarthy’s ability to craft believable dialogue.
  • What about working with Matt Damon shocked her?
  • Did she ever talk to Damon about some of his previous work while they were filming?
  • How she obtained the film’s licence.
  • What the film gained from being shot on location.

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