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‘Orphan: First Kill’: Star Isabelle Fuhrman Talks Reprising the Role of Esther



'Orphan: First Kill': Star Isabelle Fuhrman Talks Reprising the Role of Esther

Isabelle Fuhrman, star of the 2009 horror movie Orphan, had a bit of a challenge on her hands reprising the role of a much younger Esther in director William Brent Bell‘s upcoming prequel movie titled Orphan: First Kill. Fuhrman, 24, was made to look like a 9-year-old girl with help from a world-class makeup team and forced perspective shooting.

The actress discussed some details about her role in a recent interview with Slash Film, where she revealed that she felt really childlike while working on the movie:

I felt really childlike working on the movie, and I felt like it was a great excuse for me to revisit some parts of my childlike self, because instead of finding moments to seem more adult,” Fuhrman told the site. “I had to find more moments to seem more childlike. It was a different challenge. When I was a kid, I thought about everything a lot and made a lot of notes, but it was a different performance as a kid, because you’re not necessarily understanding all the themes that you’re trying to address. And in this one, I’m completely aware of everything that’s going on, because I’m old enough to emotionally grasp it.

Fuhrman revealed what is was like working with stand-in actresses Kennedy and Sadie Lee to create the illusion of a much younger Esther:

It was really finding ways to explain to the kids that I was working alongside how we were going to do certain things and how we were going to be the same person. And really learning from them every single day and allowing them to play and dance and do things that I didn’t know how to do as Esther and finding ways to make it make sense within the story. And William Brent Bell, who directed the film, gave me complete free rein to work with them on my performance. And I’m so grateful to that because it allowed the three of us to create something special. And I think people will be really interested to see this Esther that is the Esther before the Esther you’ve seen in the previous film.

As announced by the Motion Picture Association back in October, the film has been rated R for “bloody violence, language, and brief sexual content”.

What did you think of director Jaume Collet-Serra 2009 original? Will you be checking out the prequel movie when it’s released in early 2022? As usual, you can post your thoughts down in our comments section below this article to let us know what you think.

Cast members also include Julia Stiles, Rossif Sutherland, Matthew Finlan, and Hiro Kanagawa.

“Scream” TV Series staff writer David Coggeshall wrote the script.

We are expecting a poster or trailer to drop soon, so keep an eye on Dark Universe for an update.