Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston on their LGBTQ-themed period drama ‘The World to Come’

Also, why they liked filming on film and what they loved about Ron Hansen and Jim Shepard’s script.

With director Mona Fastvold’s The world to come Now playing select theaters and hitting On Demand on March 2, I was recently able to speak with Katherine Waterston Y Vanessa kirby about making his period drama LGBTQ themed. Written by Ron Hansen Y Jim Shepard and based on the Shepard story of the same name, the film takes place on a farm in upstate New York in the 1850s, where Abigail (Waterston), a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie ( Kirby) are attracted to each other. The world to come also stars Christopher Abbott as Kirby’s husband and Casey affleck as Waterston’s wife.

During the relaxed interview, Waterston and Kirby talked about what it was like to shoot in a movie in the Romanian countryside, their reaction to reading Hansen and Shepard’s script, how the movie takes place in a time when people had to spend all their time trying to survive. and love was a luxury, why Kirby felt so in tune with his character, why Waterston didn’t want filming to end, and more.

See what they had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about and the official synopsis.


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Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby:

  • Have they started playing the junket game?

  • What was it like to read the script for the first time, and what did each of you like about the writing?

  • How the movie unfolds in a time when people had to spend all their time trying to survive and love was a luxury.

  • Waterston on how the shoot reminded him that you can learn a lot from the people who lived around the time of the movie.

  • Kirby on how he felt very in tune with the character he played.

  • What was it like working with director Mona Fastvold and shooting in a movie?

Here is the official synopsis:

In this powerful 19th-century romance set in the northeastern United States, Abigail (Katherine Waterston), a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie (Vanessa Kirby) are irrevocably drawn to each other. A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer (Casey Affleck) as free spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney (Christopher Abbott), as their intimacy together begins to fill a void in each other’s lives they never knew that existed. Directed by Mona Fastvold and scripted by Jim Shepard and Ron Hansen, The World to Come explores how isolation is overcome by the intensity of human connection.

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