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‘Orphan: First Kill’: Isabelle Fuhrman’s Co-Star Julia Stiles Talks Esther’s Return

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'Orphan: First Kill': Isabelle Fuhrman's Co-Star Julia Stiles Talks Esther's Return

As you have probably heard by now, Isabelle Fuhrman, star of the 2009 horror flick Orphan, is set to make a big return as Esther in director William Brent Bell‘s follow-up film, Orphan: First Kill. Collider shared a new interview this week with Fuhrman’s co-star Julia Stiles, who spoke of the trickery used throughout the film to help make the character of Esther look like she hasn’t aged since we last saw her on screen.

RELATED: ‘ORPHAN: FIRST KILL’: STAR ISABELLE FUHRMAN SAYS “I THINK PEOPLE WILL BE SHOCKED” BY PREQUEL

While speaking with the site this week, Stiles said:

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.

She added:

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. 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.

Dark Castle’s Alex Mace, Hal Sadoff and Ethan Erwin are producing with James Tomlinson. David Coggeshall wrote the script. David Leslie Johnson will serve as an EP with Jen Gorton and Josie Liang overseeing for Entertainment One.

Synopsis: “Leena Klammer orchestrates a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But Leena’s new life as “Esther” comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at any cost.

Are you looking forward to watching this new sequel? Do you enjoy William Brent Bell’s work as a director? As usual, you can sound off with your thoughts on this down in our comments section below this article.

Stay tuned to Dark Universe for more updates on Orphan: First Kill to come.

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