How Margot Robbie Kerry Condon excited as a producer

Condon also revises the work on ‘Rome’ and explains how she played a role in the MCU.

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Dreamland was one of the first productions Margot Robbie worked on under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, the story takes place in the 1930s in Texas during the Dust Bowl, when the Evans family struggled to keep their home. When Eugene Evans (Finn Coles) learns of the $ 10,000 bonus for bank robber Allison Wells (Robbie), he believes that this could be exactly what he needs to change his family’s situation. However, when he crosses with Allison, Eugene tries to decide whether to believe the authorities’ reports at all.

With Dreamland, now available through PVOD, I had the chance to chat with Dreamland star Kerry Condon, who plays Eugene’s mother in the movie. During our chat, Condon took the time to guide us from her earliest collaboration with Martin McDonagh to Better Call Saul and Dreamland. While sharing her experience on the Dreamland set, she gave an example of how Robbie went way beyond that as a producer:

“What really shocked me was – and it’s kind of weird to say that it shocked me – but when I wrapped up and finished my last day, Margot wasn’t there, but she wasn’t on the scene, so I did not done it. I don’t think twice about it. She was advertising at the time I think [I, Tonya]. I think that could have been it. I hope it was and I could get it [wrong]. But she was promoting a movie in LA on our days off. So I thought, “This is so busy starring and going to LA on your days off to promote it.” She sent me an email the night I wrapped it up saying “I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there” and all these compliments about my performance. And I just thought, oh my god. It was so noble because I thought, “Where did she get the time from?” Or even think of doing that. ”

If you want to learn more about Condon’s time at Dreamland, how she played the role of FRIDAY in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what it was like to work with David Fincher, and more, you can read the full interview at the top of this post.


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Kerry Condon:

  • 12:27 AM – Condon talks about her early collaborations with Martin McDonagh and how they influenced her craft today.

  • 02:20 – Condon discusses her feelings with a lot of improvisation.

  • 03:20 – What impressed her most on the set of Rome, especially early in her career; Did she keep something off the set?

  • 6:02 AM – Condon describes how she played the role of FRIDAY in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • 9:06 am – On the Better Call Saul Learning Curve; Condon’s advice to another actor booking a smaller role on a big show.

  • 12:35 – Condon repeats her experience with David Fincher on Videosyncrazy, the comedy series that never appeared on HBO.

  • 3:15 PM – The surprising email Condon received from Margot Robbie while wrapping Dreamland.

  • 17:02 – How Condon knew director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte could do this.

  • 8:33 PM – Why the mood on the set of Dreamland felt very young.

  • 9:50 p.m. – Condon’s thoughts on Hollywood parties; If she could throw her own Hollywood party, how would she plan it?

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