VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Scott & Bella Ramsey On Working With ‘Icon’ Lena Dunham In ‘Catherine, Called Birdy’
The latest from director and writer Lena Dunham, Catherine, Called Birdy, follows the story of 14-year-old Birdy, who is coming of age in medieval England. She bucks the system, much to the displeasure of her father, Lord Rollo.
“I just remember her being very generous and making the set a very supportive and encouraging place – for the whole crew,” Ramsey said. “She definitely helmed the huge ship and created such a good working environment for everybody.”
“I remember watching her one day from the carriage at the end where you’re sword fighting in the torrential rain,” Ramsey continued, turning to Scott. “Just watching her calmly and gently, but so firmly, command the set … Everyone had total respect.”
“Absolutely right,” Scott agreed. “Her spirit is all over the movie. The movie is full of heart and is sort of irreverent and incredibly witty. That’s the way Lena is. She’s brilliant. She’s all the things. Everybody absolutely loved her on set. I’m really pleased that the movie has gone down so well. We just premiered it at the Toronto Film Festival and it’s gone down the storm. She’s really one of our great artists. I think what people don’t know about her is how extraordinary and generous and loving and wonderful of a person she is.”
Catherine, Called Birdy will be out in select theaters across the country on Sept. 23.
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