In the last few years, Riley Keough
has carved out quite a burgeoning career, working with George Miller
, Andrea Arnold
, Steven Soderbergh
, David Robert Mitchell
, Trey Edward Shults
, and, for her most recent premiere, Charlie McDowell
. Starring alongside Rooney Mara
, Jason Segel
, Robert Redford
, and Jesse Plemons
, The Discovery
finds her playing Lacey, a character attempting to rebuild her own life under the guidance of Redford’s character after the afterlife was discovered.
While at Sundance Film Festival, I sat down with the actress to discuss the emotional sci-fi film, how realistic it might be, the ethical questions behind it, as well her promising upcoming year, her favorite sci-fi films, her thoughts on television after The Girlfriend Experience
, and much more. Check out the conversation below.
The Film Stage: There’s great world-building right from the beginning, and I was curious if it was all in the script, or did