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'Quiet Place 2' Star Millicent Simmonds Shares Why The Sequel Was A Life Changing Moment For Her

'Quiet Place 2' Star Millicent Simmonds Shares Why The Sequel Was A Life Changing Moment For Her

Millicent Simmonds is opening up about taking the lead in A Quiet Place II, as the film breaks the pandemic box office curse.

The -year-old actress plays Regan Abbott in the movie, the daughter of Evelyn and Lee Abbott, played by Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in the movie.

The sequel to the 2018 movie centers back on the remaining Abbott family who now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Click inside to read more about Millicent Simmonds stepping into the lead…

Millicent spoke with The Wrap about the movie in a new interview, opening up about returning in her breakout role.

“When John called and pitched his idea about the sequel, he said, ‘This is the idea that I have, just hear me out,’ and he walked me through this and he said, ‘You’re going to be the heroine in this film and the movie is going to be about your character,’” she recalled. “And that was such a life-changing moment.”

Millicent added, signing that “I thought, wow, this is incredible that he believes in me and he’s allowing me to take such a huge part in this vision that he has. I couldn’t say no, of course.”

“As I began to read the script with more details about his vision, including the new cast members and seeing some of the obstacles they’ll face, it made me so excited because we never knew what was going to happen to the family.”

She also signed about John as a director, revealing that he’s “very experimental as a director, and he allows all of the actors involved to have an opinion and to provide some thoughts and insights on what we think our characters may feel in a certain moment or how we would respond.”

“We did a lot of workshopping and brainstorming, which was extremely helpful and it allowed us to really dive into this world and what our characters would do,” Millicent added.

A Quiet Place II is now playing in theaters.

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