Friday, March 1, 2024

The Next Best Picture Podcast – Interview With “Origin” Star Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor

Origin” had its world premiere at the 2023 Venice International Film Festival, where it received positive reviews for adapting Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” Academy Award-nominee Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, who plays Wilkerson in the film, was kind enough to spend some time talking with us about her role, working with writer/director Ava DuVernay, what the material means to her, and more. Please be sure to check out the film, which is now playing in theaters from NEON and is up for your consideration at the 96th Academy Awards in all eligible categories, including Best Picture and Best Actress. Thank you, and enjoy!

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Dan Bayer
Dan Bayer
Performer since birth, tap dancer since the age of 10. Life-long book, film and theatre lover.

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