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Interview: Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston Talk ‘The World to Come’

As much as Pieces of a Woman is likely to score Vanessa Kirby her first Academy Award nomination, The World to Come features equally strong work. Paired with Katherine Waterston, the two are part of one of the year’s best casts so far. Along with Kirby and Waterston, Christopher Abbott and Casey Affleck (who I interviewed here) co-star. During a recent press day for the flick, I was given just the tiniest bit of time to talk with Kirby and Waterston. Normally, this sort of interview is meant for TV, where they just want a quick soundbite. However, given how good the movie is, and how it’s worth supporting, I took them up on the offer.

My very brief chat with Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston can be seen below. Kirby, so good in Pieces of a Woman (found here), is just as good in this film, while Waterston has never been better. Here is a bit on the quartet of actors from my review (found here) of the work:

All four of the performances here are worth taking note of. Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby are best in show, with the former also being the lead, but don’t sleep on Christopher Abbott and Casey Affleck, either. Abbott gets to go big at times, playing what you have to imagine is a fairly common man of the times. Affleck, on the other hand, is as quiet as he’s ever been, truly turning in a calm supporting performance. As good as the gentlemen are, the women shine. Kirby is a spark plug and brightens the film whenever she’s on the screen, while Waterston’s longing and yearning will break your heart.

Here now is my quick conversation with Kirby and Waterston, talking The World to Come. Enjoy:

The World to Come is out today!


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[…] the cast, you can hear my chat with Affleck here, while see my interview with Kirby and Waterston here. All were delights, to say the least. They make The World to Come what it is. In my review out of […]


[…] The film, which is executive produced by Tobey Maguire, Helen Estabrook, and Adam Siegel, accompanied by a script from Chazelle, is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 25, 2022. For those curious, Joey spoke to Waterston here. […]



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