Jennifer Connelly on Understanding Her Bad Behaviour Character and Her “Exhilarating” Experience Working on the Independent Film

Episode 279,  Jan 26, 04:05 PM

The cast of Bad Behaviour, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Whishaw, Alice Englert, Molly O’Shea and Beulah Koale, Dasha Nekrasova and Alice Englert 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 didn’t look to relate to her troubled character who deals with her turbulent relationship with her daughter, but rather sought to understand her and make sense of her.

The Oscar winner takes on the role of Lucy, a former child actor, seeks enlightenment at a retreat led by spiritual leader Elon while she navigates her complicated relationship with stunt-performer daughter, Dylan also played by writer/director, Englert.

The film is the directorial debut for the 29-year-old Australian actress. We asked her how she juggled wearing both a director and actor hat on the film. “I just collaborated with people who wanted to make the same film and so we knew if we were in the pocket or not in some capacity,” she said.

Connelly also enjoyed working closely with the cast and director on the independent film. “It’s fun to work with people that you admire. It’s weirdly less exhausting, I think,” she said, “You know, when you’re feeling like you’re having a great time with the people you’re working with, enjoying those experiences, you know you’re a little tired but it’s exhilarating.”

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