Orphan’s Isabelle Fuhrman on Playing a Very Bad Girl
She’s really not scary off the screen!
The frightening new Warner Bros.’ movie Orphan introduces us to Esther, a seemingly angelic adopted child who turns out to be demonic. In the week since its release it has stirred up plenty of publicity – from horror fans who rave about it to adoption organizations who are outraged. At the center of it all is 12-year-old actress Isabelle Fuhrman who plays Esther.
Betty caught up with Isabelle to ask her what it’s like to play such a bad girl and more.
Did playing a bad girl make you act like a bad girl at home while you were filming?
Fuhrman: Not at all! When I’d come home from the set I would paint, sculpt, watch mindless TV or read a book. I could dip in and out of character easily.
What did you think watching yourself on the big screen?
Fuhrman: It was really cool to see myself on the big screen. It was so different! But I didn’t really see it as myself; I watched the movie just like others in the theater; laughing at the funny parts and feeling scared at the scary parts.