Fiona Dourif: I Didn't Steal 'The Master'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's not me! It's Amy Ferguson (I think).
Last year I was lucky enough to be cast in Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie, The Master, and spent two weeks shooting in Vallejo, California. I was ecstatic, to say the least, and the experience was great. Most of my scenes involved my character being "processed" (an interrogation-like ritual that the Master, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, uses to explore his followers' "past lives") or trying to get Joaquin Phoenix's character to fuck me (clearly a recurring theme in the movie), but there was also one where I played the double bass at a party. Midway through the party, Phoenix's character imagines all the women naked, so we shot it that way too. It was fun.
Now, every actor hopes to stand out in the final cut, of course, but I knew my role was pretty small. I was just happy to be there, and getting to work with the incredibly talented team assembled for the movie was cool enough by itself. So you can imagine how surpris
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