Mixing household with enterprise! Many well-known households have a number of actors in them — and some of those relatives have gone on to share the display screen collectively.
“It’s tough, we’re pretty similar in look. We’re not going to play related,” Robbie advised Entertainment Weekly in December 2019. “That was a part of the explanation they wouldn’t let [our characters] speak to one another on The Flash, they have been like, ‘It’s too bizarre. People know you’re associated, you’ll be able to’t speak to one another.’
Robbie and Stephen would later go on to work collectively on their crowd-funded movie, Code 8.
“Part of it was we just needed to create something for ourselves. We figured if we weren’t willing to take a bet on ourselves, then why should we expect anyone else to?” Robbie defined to EW. “We wanted to give it a shot and make something that we would be proud of, something that people backing us would be proud of.”
Not all members of the family need to work on the identical tasks although, together with Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, who have been reluctant to staff up. Richard Kelly beforehand spoke about having to speak Maggie into taking the function in Donnie Darko alongside her brother.
“Immediately, she was like, ‘Richard, you’re only offering this to me because I’m Jake’s big sister. You should be finding the best actress for the role,’” the director advised Vox in April 2017. “So she was already trying to talk me out of casting her, in a very selfless way. And I was just really impressed by that … So I was really determined to convince her to do it after that.”
The movie wouldn’t be what it was without the brother-sister dynamic that Maggie and Jake delivered to their roles.
“Maggie was really an essential piece of the puzzle that makes that family dynamic work in the film,” Kelly added. “I’m grateful that she agreed to do the role.”
“For a while, I made a conscious decision not to work with him, just because I wanted to pave my own path,” Dave stated throughout an interview with Variety in November 2017. “I didn’t want to be referred to as ‘James Franco’s little brother’ for the rest of my life. But we have very similar sensibilities.”
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