Nicholas McCarthy talks about working with Taylor Schilling on ‘The Prodigy’
From Daily Dead
You mentioned Taylor, and I love the determination that her character has in dealing with Miles, and I think there’s a really interesting back and forth between Taylor’s character and Peter’s character, John, in terms of how to do deal with this, where she’s ready to fight and he realizes that Miles is dangerous and he’s ready to bail. Can you talk about working on that dynamic between them as an onscreen family?
Nicholas McCarthy: Yeah, it was important to me that Taylor and Jack spent a lot of time together, not just in rehearsal, but just hanging out. The first thing I did with Taylor and Jack was just put them on a little date together, and they went to the aquarium, because Jack really likes aquariums. And after doing a bunch of those things where I would just have them hang out, it became clear they were just comfortable with one another, and then we could get into doing the scenes. And that said, I kept Peter away from Jackson, because he had to be the one who was more suspicious of him, and less connected. And really, the story there is that this father allows himself to get put in a position where he just gets completely screwed, because of that disconnection.
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