Posted by Perry on April 28, 2012 at 10:50:06
Interview: Brit Marling Talks "Sound Of My Voice," Sci-Fi Realism & Charismatic Cult Leaders
With the character of Maggie specifically, did you first set out to do research on existing cult leaders? She’s such a unique cult leader in that she’s extremely difficult to figure out—one minute, she’s creepy as hell, but then the next minute she’s incredibly charming and disarming. She’s not like any cult leader I’ve ever seen before in a movie or read about.
That’s such a good question, and I’m so glad you said that. Certainly, we were doing research and reading about cults, and we watched the Jonestown massacre documentary and read about David Koresh and the Children of God; all those things were in the stew, you know?
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