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Laura Dern: ‘We All Felt Wrenched’ by Sexual Abuse Story of HBO’s ‘The Tale’

Laura Dern: ‘We All Felt Wrenched’ by Sexual Abuse Story of HBO’s ‘The Tale’

This story about Laura Dern first appeared in the Miniseries/Movies issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

It was one thing for Laura Dern to play a woman who suppressed the memory of her first sexual experience for years in HBO’s “The Tale.” It was another to have the woman who lived through those circumstances in real life sitting in the director’s chair.

“In a word? Weird,” Dern said when asked what it was like playing out director Jennifer Fox’s personal experience with Fox directing. “Super odd. Helpful, healing, weird, confronting, delicate — it was all those things.”

In order to “make it feel just right,” Dern said, she and Fox had had lunches, dinners and phone conversations. “It’s her truth, yes, and I have to play her, but I also have to feel it in my bones and understand it, and that takes its own journey

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