From LA Times
The following article includes plot spoilers for the ending of the new horror film “The Prodigy.”
“Sarah’s choice at the end of the film was the most compelling aspect of her character for me when I first read the script,” said Schilling by email. “Her maternal instinct grew into pure ferocity…but maybe that’s a result of the choices she makes. She is losing her family, so I don’t think any of her choices are completely logical or rational. She is in this fugue state based solely on survival: The survival of her husband, the survival of her son, and the survival of her family as a whole.”
Schilling, who doesn’t have any children of her own, even ran the idea by other parents to determine how plausible the idea might be.
“The progression of her actions didn’t seem unimaginable to some of the parents I spoke to,” she said. “In fact, some said her choices made sense. Sarah felt complete responsibility for Miles’ well-being, and her final choice was an outgrowth of that. She was willing to go to any length to preserve what she knew of her son.”
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