‘I lay down on the grass and cried’, says Wagner Moura about the impact of his new film


About to launch “Civil war” to the world, the actor, director, screenwriter, producer and musician from Bahia Wagner Moura spoke about the impact of the plot in an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter”. In the film, the Brazilian plays a Reuters journalist who documents the end of American democracy and revealed that a specific scene awakened “a latent nightmare”.

“I’m an American citizen, but I speak with an accent and I’m not from here. It made me start thinking, ‘What if I’m driving somewhere in the rural US and I stop at a gas station and someone asks me where I’m from or what I’m doing there? How would I react?’”.

“I was really destroyed afterwards. We filmed that part for two days and then I lay down on the grass and cried,” he said of the scene with American actor Jesse Plemons.

In addition to Moura and Plemons, the film stars Kirsten Dunst, Cailee Spaeny It is Stephen McKinley Henderson.

The direction is Alex Garlandknown for his work on “Ex_Machina: Artificial Instinct” (2014) and “Annihilation” (2018). “Civil war” opens in Brazilian cinemas on April 18th.

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