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'The Invitation' Star Natalie Emanuel Shares How Test Screening Added to Finale and Future of Her 'Death Army' Universe

[The following story contains spoilers for invites . ]

Invitation Yes Natalie Emanuel hit No. 1 at the box office for the first time at a major studio, and now she can say she led her first film No. 1 at the domestic box office. Jessica M. Thompson’s Supernatural Horror Opens With $7M, Enough for a Quiet Weekend on top, but a win is a win, especially for a $06 million-budget genre pictures.

The film follows Evie of Emmanuel, a struggling New York City artist who undergoes a DNA test that connects her with a A previously unknown British cousin Oliver Alexander (Huskinner) is linked. The Alexander family is very wealthy, and Oliver urges Evie to attend a family friend’s wedding in the English countryside. Despite the objections of her best friend Grace (Courtney Taylor), Evie embarks on the trip, only to realize that she has been positioned as Dracula (Thomas Doherty) Vale’s new bride.

Evie eventually survives Oliver’s trap, but early test screenings react to hope for more punishment for her cheating cousin. On top of that, after Evie’s victory over the Vampires in England, test audiences want to see Grace again. So the cast and crew reunited a few months later for an epilogue to address these loose threads, which also explains Emanuel’s cool new hairstyle in the added scene.

“From what I’ve been told, it’s just that Courtney Taylor is awesome, and Grace and Evie are so much fun together, [test viewers] want to see it again to them,” Emanuel told The Hollywood Reporter . “So people want to see these two friends kick ass with hot women is so cute.”

Emmy-nominated actress, best known for her role as Missandei on Game of Thrones, Also recently starred in Matthias Schweighöfer’s Thieves, Zack Snyder

Army of the Dead . With more Army Poems Stories planned, The question remains, if Emmanuel’s Gwen is to be reunited with Schweighöfer’s Dieter, somethingThieves is established.

“I” I’ve heard whispers about things to come, but I can’t tell you anything specific about what’s going to happen, if anything is going to happen, “Emanuel said. “But I totally agree that it’s really fun for these two to reunite. Their whole chemistry is so good I would love to do it again. So hopefully we can.

In a recent conversation with THR, Emmanuel also discussed her interest in ‘s Surprise Invitation trailer reveals the movie’s vampire twist. Then she shares her take on HBO’s Game of Thrones Spinoff Reactions) Dragon House, and expectations for Ramsay in Fast X.



make you more interested or less interested in studying your ancestors?

(laugh .) I am not afraid to find my ancestors I’m probably just not going to meet strangers on the internet and I’m not going to do that anyway. I’m too suspicious of strangers. So unlike Evie, I’m probably not going to hop on a plane to meet myself Someone who has never met. I care more about this than finding out my ancestors.

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So this is your first Ranked #1 on the call for a studio film at one time. How did you change your approach pre-action and post-editing as a crew leader and tone setter?

I think the way I handle this is the same as most of my roles color in the same way. Building chemistry and rapport with the people I work with has always been very important to me, but when you’re leading something, you just have to do more because you’re working with everyone . So that’s what I really want to do, [director] Jess [M. Thompson] is similar. Therefore, the desire to connect with the cast and crew is a top priority.

As you decompress from one day of shooting, the way you take care of yourself and deal with the next day changes. You have to prioritize certain things and de-prioritize certain things. So it became, like, “Okay, the day is over. How do I start my day again?” So I think I’m pretty good at getting my rest and getting back into a routine, and it could be a really good day The difference between a really bad day. It’s really important to think about other things outside of work, so you can come back refreshed every day.

You are a British woman playing an American visiting the English countryside for the first time, and a lot of British characters/actors. Since your character Evie is a fish out of water, are you still able to capture that feeling to some extent?

Absolutely. It also comes from just being a woman of color. I’m often in the spaces I like and the people around me, “This is who I am!” I’m also not from a wealthy background, I’m from a specific culture and a specific place. So I’m often just put in situations where you feel like a fish out of water. So I’m just bringing this experience through what I have, and I can easily feel that through Evie, even though I’m British playing American, with British actors. But when it comes to connecting, we build a faster rapport because culturally, we are connected to each other in some way. So it’s a positive thing.


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I somehow missed the trailer for this movie, so I Was pleasantly surprised by how it actually turned out. However, I went back and watched the trailer later and I was a little shocked that they actually revealed the vampire sub-genre. So is there a time when you think they’re going to be non-disclosure in their marketing?

70 percent. I obviously have no control over marketing, but I’m also surprised. I’m sure the team makes every decision for a reason, and in the end, I have to trust that they’ll do what they think is best for the movie. It’s also evident from the trailer and watching the movie that there’s more to it than just what’s in the trailer. There is much more to see, discover and enjoy. So I still feel like the trailer doesn’t give everything .

In general, what scares you the most in horror movies? Zombies? clown? machete? Demon possessed? Body horror?

I really like psychological thrillers, the ones that leave you guessing, are all about creating suspense. I like that style. I actually think we have a big element in this movie. Mostly Evie senses something is going on, but doesn’t quite know what. As a viewer, you can’t help but try to figure out what’s going on and where the threat is coming from. Sometimes, you get it wrong, but it happens when you least expect it. So I just love this way of telling a story, but who doesn’t love a little blood? Once you get over the fact that it’s not actually true, it’s fun. So when I was a kid, I was a fan of Saw movies and stuff.

Is this your first time integrating a diaphragm ring into a character?

Yes! Usually, people don’t want it, which is fine. I’ve had it for years and most of the time when I look in the mirror I don’t even see it anymore because it’s only part of my face. But Jessie was like, “No, I like it. Let’s keep it.” I was like, “Really? Everyone wants me to take it out.” But I think it kind of worked for Evie. She is an artistic, creative person. It looks like she collected jewelry and found some at a thrift store. So that diaphragm jewelry and earrings feel like they work for her. In a way, her spacer has a story of its own, as it started out bland and more decorative. And when she became what they thought was acceptable, she was completely gone. We see it disappear, as if the person we met for the first time no longer exists. So it’s just something else I can use to tell the story.

Evie’s favorite art is ceramics. Did you accept the process?

I like it! I haven’t really done it since I made this movie because I don’t have the time, but I found it to be very therapeutic. In a way, it’s almost like meditation. When working with clay, you have setbacks and you have to focus. And I always found that the more I played with the clay, the worse it got, and the more I relaxed and breathed and moved with the clay, oddly enough, it became more successful. So it taught me not to get too attached to the concept of things, because a piece of clay goes through a lot of processes before it becomes a nice jar, bowl, cup, or whatever. You can mold clay into something very quickly, but you put it in a kiln and it explodes. So you can’t have any attachment to it. The benefits come from the process, not necessarily the result, so when you get this cool thing you made and you’re super proud of it, it’s a bonus. It’s a very difficult craft, and I’m in awe of those who master it because of course I’m not. So I love doing it and learning. I had a great teacher in London, Ronaldo [Wiltshire] who took part in this called The Great program) Pottery throw down . I learned a lot from him. So whenever there is a chance I can learn something, I’m very excited.

Earlier, Evie said, “And he’s British. They’re all very polite.” You remotely agree with your American character Faith?

(laughs.) No, of course not! This is obviously just a metaphor. This is a British stereotype. I’ve experienced rude Brits all the time, so this is a huge generalization. You’ll meet all kinds of people – rude, polite, or somewhere in between.

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[The following Q&A contains spoilers Invitation card.]

The ending gave me what I always wanted about Grace (Courtney Taylor) and Oliver (Hugh Skinner). Was that scene added in response to the test screening? This could also explain the major change in Ivey’s appearance.

Yes, as far as I know, Courtney Taylor is great, Grace and Evie together, so much fun, [Test The audience] wants to see them again. (laughs.) So they love our energy, love Grace, and want to see more of her. I mean, I get it. I’m a huge Courtney fan, even before she was in this movie. So people want to see these two friends kick ass with hot women is really cute. (laughs.)

So how about our friend Ramsay?

Ramsay did a great job! She did some more shenanigans with her family, so it was fun. I think they ended up in London recently and yes, the Fast family has another great adventure.

Natalie Emmanuel and Vin Diesel F9

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Despite her reservations, she seems to be a natural behind the scenes F9 in the wheel.

Yes, she is definitely more willing to drive than before, but in [Fast X ], it’s always interesting to see Ramsey taking the lead more and continuing to affirm her place on the team and her necessity on the team.

Then did you watch The Little Room with the Dragon that night? [Author’s Note: This interview took place in August 09rd.]

( LOL.) Yes, I did it! I actually watched [Dragon House] last night because I was busy on Sunday. I’m glad to see that world come back. I can watch it now as a fan, so it’s really exciting and cool.

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if you can give Dragon House A piece of advice for actors Game of Thrones

experience, what will it be?

I’m sure they already know that, but this fan base, wow…they’re so passionate, they’re amazing. Who knows how this series will be received, but I hope it’s a huge success. If so, it’s an experience, and certainly an adjustment. If you’re not used to that level of attention or recognition, it must be something. So I guess my advice is to enjoy it and follow each other. As a team, it is very important that we go through all of this together and hold each other down.

How many times have you said “Missandei’s Fate Day?

several times. There were a lot of reports that started very, very far away and then got closer. So I had to say it a lot and then they turned around and I had to Others say so they can capture their reactions. So a lot, but I can’t tell you how many.


Matthias Schweighöfer and Nathalie Emmanuel in Rogues Stanislav Honzik/Netflix

So I gotta tell you how much I love you in Rogue Legion work. Especially Gwen’s sacrifice, really affected me, especially Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro scoring above that Bloat. Are you proud of that result?

I’m happy with the result. It was a very interesting movie[ Although] filming during COVID. I’m really happy with how good and interesting the story is. The high action is fun. I’m also doing some cool fight scenes, so I’m loving that experience. In a way, the grid Winn is very noble in sacrificing herself because she brought Dieter [Mathias Schweigfer] into it. He just lived his life and she put him in this situation. So she did it right Well, from her own perspective, she did the right thing. She knew she had done more bad things than Dieter, so she let him go. I think it was honorable. It showed her strength , her bravery and her courage as a woman and a hero .

How much Zack Snyder and Co. told you about Gwen in

Future Army – Universe? Dieter and Gwen clearly need to be reunited in a shelter.

(laughs.) My future for these characters Know nothing. I mean, I’ve heard whispers about things to come, but I can’t tell you anything specific about what’s going to happen, if anything. But I totally agree that it’s really fun for these two to reunite. Their story journey is really interesting, especially from Gwen’s point of view. She went from being very annoyed with the man to a little in love with him. (laughs.) Their whole chemistry was so good I would love to do it again. So hopefully, we’ve arrived.

Finally, when you join Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis . Have you been to his winery before drinking. But I still want to see it. (laugh.)

12352071751235207175 Invitation Letter is showing in theaters. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.



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