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The Tribune 2019-11-07 07:53:00
Can’t link every film to political occurrence, says Rebecca Ferguson

Actress Rebecca Ferguson feels powerful people continue to feed off the ‘less strong ones’, but it is not right to analyse every film according to the political occurrence of the social environment.

Ferguson will next been seen as cult leader Rose the Hat, who feeds off the shine of innocents in her quest for immortality in the upcoming film Doctor Sleep. The narrative seems to connect strongly with the emotional #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, opening up conversation on how people in powerful positions take advantage of the innocent and gullible. 

“Haven’t they always? Powerful people feeding off the less strong one?” Ferguson countered, when asked about the connect. “I don’t think the times have changed. I do not wish to criticise because I think it’s a very fair point. But we can’t analyse every film we do according to the political occurrence of the social environment. I think you are right in many ways, but for me, this is just a damn good film, good book and a fantastic character,” Ferguson said.

Story line

Ferguson has made a name for herself in Hollywood by being part of projects like Hercules, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The Greatest Showman, Mission: Impossible Fallout and Men in Black: International. She will be back on the big screen as a villain with Doctor Sleep, sequel of The Shining. 

Doctor Sleep is based on Stephen King’s 2013 novel by the same name, which is a sequel to King’s 1977 novel The Shining. Doctor Sleep, set several decades after the events of “The Shining”, combines elements of the 1977 novel and its 1980 film adaptation by the same name, directed by Stanley Kubrick. — IANS

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