Watch Greta star Isabelle Huppert sip wine, mutilate adorable stuffed animals
Greta (2018 Movie)
Cinephiles around the world know French icon Isabelle Huppert as one of the finest actors working today; casual moviegoers might know her as an Oscar nominee for her leading role in Paul Verhoeven’s 2016 thriller Elle; EW’s stockpile of cute and cuddly stuffed animals, however, know her as the last thing they saw before departing this world for plush-toy heaven.
Ahead of Friday’s release of her new film Greta — about a widowed woman (Huppert) who stalks and ultimately lures a young New York City waitress (Chloë Grace Moretz) into a sinister web of violence — Huppert stopped by EW’s New York City studio to tap into the same maniacal energy she brought to the Neil Jordan-directed thriller, plunging various sharp objects into the cotton-filled flesh of several inanimate victims (all while sipping wine, of course). The result is our exclusive video (above) that walks a delicate line between darkness and humor, largely in the same vein as Greta.
“All of a sudden, there was a body language,” Huppert previously told EW of the devilish rush she felt while improvising a wickedly funny ballet dance to accompany one of Greta‘s Chopin-soundtracked murder scenes. “I called it a little dance of madness. It speaks to the aspect of the film that’s always on the border of something dark, funny, and completely strange…. I never really think about what I do, I just do it. The films think for me.”
Greta hits theaters this Friday, March 1. Watch Huppert slash stuffed animals to smithereens in EW’s exclusive video above.
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