Howard told Deadline that the actors’ willingness to go above and beyond the mandate for their roles helped reshape the entire production of the film for the better.
“Their leadership opened the door for me to shoot it immediately, very privately, and that could never have happened without their volunteering,” he explains. “The whole movie is about volunteering.”
Co-producer Vorakorn Reutaivanichkul, who also participated in the interview, recalls the mood across his native Thailand as the rescue events unfolded. He highlighted the community aspect of the rescue and how it quickly became clear that anyone with the tools and skills to help should do the same.
“We didn’t know it at first [was] will grow into such a big operation, but after [the] The first few days, the Thai government realized that they couldn’t do this alone,” he recalls. They began to contact international people to ask for cooperation. It was the right choice to make. Otherwise, they will encounter a tragedy. “
This real-life sense of unity was infused into “Thirteen Lives,” punctuated by the actors’ genuine enthusiasm for the project.
“Most of the people we’re portraying in this movie, they don’t have to be there,” Howard said. “They raised their hands.”
“Thirteen Lives” is out now and will stream on Prime Video on August 5.
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