Sometimes we just NEED to SMILE and NOT Cry! The ‘Hereditary’actress, Toni Collette got sick of making ‘heavy’ movies. She NEEDS a break from the serious and wants to go back to fun movies!
Read on to see why Toni Collette has had enough with “serious”…
CelebNMovies247.com has the latest on Toni Collette, 45, who can be seen playing an increasingly-unhinged artist and mother in horror movie ‘Hereditary.’
Toni Collette admits that she knew straight away she ‘had’ to be a part of the project, though it wasn’t what she was looking for at the time it was offered.
I was not looking to do a film like this. I had specifically said, ‘I’m sick of heavy, I don’t want to cry all the time at work anymore. I want to make some funny movies.
My agent called and said, ‘I know what you said, but you need to read this.’ And he was right. I loved it. I mean, I don’t know if ‘love’ is the right word – it was more of a knowledge that I had to do it. It was so brilliantly written, so original. All actors really want is an opportunity to go for it, and I was given that opportunity in spades.
The film marks writer-director Ari Aster’s first stint behind the camera but Toni revealed to TIME magazine that was more beneficial to her work than a risk.
I often work with first-time directors, and I actually think it’s more beneficial than not. Ari was meticulously prepared – everything was so considered. But there still was a green quality to him, and I think that’s actually a beautiful thing because it means that they’re open.
Toni concludes by saying:
I think people respond to things that are original and fresh and that they can see themselves in. The types of films that are being made I think are too safe, and this film isn’t safe.
Take a look at the A24 film which is being compared to the Exorcist of today: