Jennifer Connelly on Understanding Her Bad Behaviour Character and Her Exhilarating Experience Working on the Independent Film
The Oscar winner dished on her latest film at the Sundance Film Festival premiere
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
January 25, 2023
The cast of Bad Behaviour, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Whishaw, Alice Englert, Molly O’Shea, Beulah Koale, and Dasha Nekrasova came out to the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere at the film at The Ray Theatre in Park City, Utah on Saturday.
As a mother herself, Connelly told us rather than seeking to relate to her troubled character who deals with her turbulent relationship with her daughter, she sought to understand and make sense of her.
The Oscar winner takes on the role of Lucy, a former child actor who seeks enlightenment at a retreat led by spiritual leader Elon while navigating her complicated relationship with stunt-performer daughter Dylan, played by writer/director Englert.
The film is the directorial debut of the 28-year-old Australian actress. We asked her how she juggled wearing both a director and actor hat. “I just collaborated with people who wanted to make the same film," said Englert. "We knew if we were in the pocket or not in some capacity."
Connelly also enjoyed working closely with the cast and director on the independent film. “It’s fun to work with people you admire," she said. "It’s weirdly less exhausting. When you’re feeling like you’re having a great time with the people you’re working with, enjoying those experiences, you’re a little tired, but it’s exhilarating.”