It makes sense that Allen’s mindset changed when she actually read the script, since the movie is so well written and legitimately clever. But for the “Carrie” and “Blowout” actresses, this shift in perspective isn’t just about the quality of the film, but also about what Anne’s character means to her.
Allen grew up around police officers, which means that even the story of these incredibly skillful cops has some extra meaning to her. “The character Anne called me. My father was a cop so I know who those people are, and how important their life partner is, because your life can depend on them. I have to. do that.”
Allen wanted to portray a female officer as tough and brave as the others, and she believes she did the same to Anne. “This is an opportunity to show something different – Anne has independence and strength,” she said in Guardians interview. She also received a lot of positive attention for her role from the law enforcement community, who didn’t seem to fully understand the film’s irony. “I’ve had the police come up to me and say, ‘Good job!’ And I once got a traffic ticket because an officer recognized me.”
We all know that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Not judging a screenplay by its title is not a big step.
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