When Choosing a Preschool Principal and Teen Writing for Netflix take revengeWriter and Director Jennifer Kaiten Robinson (great person , Thor: Love and ThunderHe was thinking of only one person: Sarah Michelle Gellar.
“It was the first choice I dreamed of,” Robinson says in a new interview with Indiewire. “And it was one of those things that you don’t think she’s going to do. I was like, ‘Yeah, of course, let’s show it to her and see what happens.’ You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. But when she said yes, I was stunned and so excited.”
For her candy-coated, Hitchcock-influenced adaptation of Patricia Highsmith strangers on the train, Robinson invited Gellar’s signature character, Kathryn Mertwell, from the 1999 movie Bad intentions. She became the voice inside Robinson’s head when she wrote the lead role of Gellar.
“I just heard it and sat there and literally thought of Katherine from Bad intentionsLike, if she was the principal, what advice would she give?Robinson says.
Gellar’s appearance in take revenge It was kept relatively secret until yesterday When star Camila Mendes shared a clip featuring an intensely intense focused monologue delivered by the mean girl on revenge.
In addition to Bad intentionsRobinson laces in gestures to Clueless, Heathers, GowbreakerAnd the 10 things I hate about you. These inspirations come from looking at Hollywood landscapes and seeing a lack of stinging teen dramas and campfires—all with stellar needle drops.
“I’m obsessed with high school movies,” Robinson says in his profile. The New York Times. “But, specifically, the kind of movie that I feel is not being made anymore.” We agree.
take revenge It premieres exclusively on Netflix on September 16th.