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Hollywood Unscripted

Episode 24 - Catalina Sandino Moreno: A Stuck at Home Special


Still image from The Quarry with Catalina Sandino Moreno & Michael Shannon

Oscar nominated actress, Catalina Sandino Moreno (MARIA FULL OF GRACE, CHE) joins Hollywood Unscripted to discuss life in quarantine and her new film, THE QUARRY.

Catalina Sandino Moreno joins host Scott Tallal in a discussion about her career, quarantine and her new film, THE QUARRY in this special episode of “Hollywood Unscripted: Stuck at Home”. 

0:35 - Catalina discusses how her time in quarantine has evolved from week to week and how her lack creative energy has turned to an increased focus on family. 


2:41 - Catalina describes why LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA or any other movie couldn’t have prepared her for the experience of Covid-19. 


3:22 - They discuss what drew Catalina to THE QUARRY and how the script was different from the finished film. 


4:13 - Catalina explains how she approached the role of Celia. 


5:15 - She reviews the restrained performances of Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham and how they stayed on the same level versus the explosive performance of Bobby Soto. 


6:21 - Catalina discusses the ability to express through physical movement. 


6:55 - She describes what she learned from Shea and Michael’s relationship and how they treated her on set, a scene that she felt their guidance and protection in particular, and how there was no ‘boys club’ feeling on set. 


10:27 - Catalina talks about how Michael Shannon’s intensity in his performance changed the arc of a scene. 


12:22 - Catalina discusses the hope and forgiveness that she saw reflected in the script. 


13:32 - She opens up about how she thinks people’s views and priorities will change after quarantine ends, including her own. 


15:42 - The discussion turns to Catalina’s path to MARIA FULL OF GRACE and how she got involved in her first movie role that earned her an Oscar nomination. 


18:45 - She talks about her move to her dream city, New York, followed by her move to Los Angeles. 


19:56 - Catalina opens up about how it feels when work is inconsistent, and taking a break to focus on her kid. 


21:23 - She discusses seeing Bruno Bichir on the set of THE QUARRY. 


21:55 - Catalina explains how the community of actors on CHE was larger than she realized. 


22:40 - Catalina tells some ‘pinch me’ moments in her career. 


23:22 - Catalina reveals what she takes away from independent movies. 


24:40 - The discussion turns to the similarities and differences in priest storylines. 


25:40 - Catalina describes the air between takes on THE QUARRY. 

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