Greg Yaitanes (‘Castle Rock’ director) on working with Sissy Spacek to show Alzheimer’s in a new way [Exclusive Video Interview]

Greg Yaitanes (‘Castle Rock’ director) on working with Sissy Spacek to show Alzheimer’s in a new way [Exclusive Video Interview]
Greg Yaitanes was “a rabid Stephen King fan growing up.” So he jumped at a chance to helm an episode of “Castle Rock,” the new Hulu series that mixes characters and themes from many of the author’s stories, placing them in one of the fictional Maine towns that is often the setting of his work. Watch our exclusive video interview with Yaitanes above.

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Yaitanes directed the first season’s seventh episode, “The Queen,” in which lifelong Castle Rock resident Ruth Deaver (Sissy Spacek) is haunted by memories from her past as she struggles with dementia. As she grapples with her fading memory, dark secrets are revealed. “This episode was a standalone,” the director explains, “and almost entirely from Ruth’s point of view, which gave me something very visceral to grab onto.
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