BAFTA nominee Rebecca Hall on ‘eccentric’ thriller with Tim Roth: ‘It’s the guys who like Greek mythology’

British actress and BAFTA candidate Rebecca Hall is no stranger to the psychological thriller genre. If anything, she’s a veteran.

Popular actress known for some truly gripping performances in the horror genre, including Nick Murphy’s The awakeningby David Bruckner night house and horror movies of 2015, Presents.

Hall’s latest film sees her star star in Andrew Semans’ haunting drama revivein which she plays a mother haunted by a shadow from her past that suddenly reappears in her life.

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Rebecca Hall in Andrew Semons' 2022 thriller Resurrection.
“For me, Margaret is a mythological figure, the archetype… of this kind of mother lion.” (IFC movie)

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And if there’s one thing she and 9Celebrity agree on, it’s that the movie is totally wacky.

“The movie is wacky,” she said. “It’s just geeks. And in a lot of ways, that’s what appeals to me a lot because it feels like… enhanced – unlike our level of reality. It’s like… fanatics of Greek mythology.”

In the film, Hall, 40, is paired with an Oscar nominee and reservoir dog Actor Tim Roth, 61.

Hall plays Margaret, a character who is the archetype of success – sleek, powerful, and masterfully controlled. She is also the mother of a teenage daughter and is having an affair with a married coworker.

Rebecca Hall in Andrew Semons' 2022 thriller Resurrection.
Hall played the slick and sociable Margaret in Resurrection. (IFC movie)

Roth plays David, a shadow of Margaret’s past that one day appears with the intention of distracting her.

Through a humbling and sometimes barely-there performance, David singles out the holes in Margaret’s facade that threaten her baby and safety, while shedding light on her.

Speaking to 9Celebrity, Hall said that she finds Margaret very interesting, especially because of the armored prowess she seems to have.

“For me, Margaret is a mythological figure, archetypal… of this kind of mother-lion – but quite a contemporary one because she was born from the ashes of that kind of trauma and anxiety,” says Hall. This is very special.”

Tim Roth in Andrew Semons' 2022 thriller Resurrection.
Oscar nominee Tim Roth gave a humble but terrifying performance in the film. (IFC movie)

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Without giving any spoilers, David was once romantically involved with Margaret, but abused their proximity to terrorize her. And his method of terror was certainly “the fanatics of Greek mythology,” as Hall put it.

When David reappears in Margaret’s life, what happens next is a terrifyingly haunting process. David’s presence opened up old wounds for Margaret, and she derailed.

As he gains control over her mind and life, David begins to ask the same things about Margaret as he has done in the past.

Very quickly, the film builds up an astonishing depiction of how compulsive control and psychological manipulation can prevail in a relationship.

Rebecca Hall in Andrew Semons' 2022 thriller, Resurrection.
As Margaret unravels, the film is a stunning depiction of how coercive control and manipulation can lead someone astray. (IFC movie)

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Despite its intensity, Hall says the plot isn’t too difficult to grasp.

She said: “The feeling is so strong that Margaret will be completely unraveled by the kind of clumsy middle-aged man who has a big belly and is drinking vodka from a paper bag. “But for that, I want to be physically strong.

“I wanted to look like I could knock out Tim Roth in no time, you know. And that’s where it gets really unsettling and fun to watch.”

Hall has a lot of experience in similar roles, ranging from ghostly to truly haunting and frenetic, but she’s pretty indifferent about what drew her to these characters.

“Beat me,” she joked, “someday someone will solve it.”

Rebecca Hall poses for photographers as she arrives at the Trophee Chopard event at the 75th International Film Festival, May 2022
Hall at the Cannes Film Festival in May. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Becoming a bit serious, she added, “Well, actually, I don’t know. I’m curious about people. I guess I’m curious about how people behave in stressful situations. I’ve always been curious. interested in the mental health spectrum and anxiety and all of this,” she added.

“But I also think I’m tapping into something that I’m discovering in the general culture. It seems like we’re in a moment where there’s so much global anxiety and it needs some kind of channel to channel it. handle.”

To reflect, she added, “I keep finding these stories popping up and I keep wanting to make them come true because it feels like it’s a small way to handle some of that, do you know?”

Resurrection will be available to own or rent on all major digital platforms from November 30th.

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