Orphan: First Kill star says “people will be shocked” by prequel

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

So this is interesting! During an interview with Collider, where she was ostensibly talking about the indie drama The Novice she stars in, actress Isabelle Fuhrman discussed her upcoming role in the upcoming horror prequel The Orphan: First Kill, coming

Here's what she had to say:

[Orphan: First Kill is] definitely not what I think most people will expect, which I think is really exciting and what really drew me to even coming back to play that role…And also, what I think is most exciting about it is it’s something that’s never been done cinematically. There’s never been an adult actress who reprised a role she played as child. And that was exceptionally difficult and really fun to do, because when I was a kid and I played Esther, I was constantly playing a 33-year-old hiding herself as a kid while I was also 10, and this time, it was like, ‘here’s a little weight off my shoulders,’ since I just have to pretend I’m 10, because I’m already an adult.

I think people will be shocked by that story…It’s very different from what most people would expect and [Julia Stiles] is absolutely incredible in it, and we had a lot of fun making the movie together. It’s definitely a story about the two of us and our relationship, and Esther’s way that she came to the United States and how she found herself there.

It's just very trippy, because seeing things and seeing myself as a kid again is very, very trippy, so I've been coping with that and they've been handling that sort of [release date] stuff. I'm just like, 'this is so wild! How did we do this?' Actually, The Novice helped me prepare for that movie because I spent the majority of [Orphan: First Kill] squatting since I had to walk around in a squat because I'm, you know, taller than the average 10-year-old.

Meanwhile, no official release date for Orphan: First Kill – directed by William Brent Bell (The Boy) and also starring Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) – as of yet (outside of Fuhrman saying "very soon"), but we'll keep you updated as things develop!

So what do you guys think? Fans of the original film? If so, looking forward to the prequel? Either way, sound off below!

Source: Collider

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