In theaters since Wednesday, “Bones and All” follows the wanderings of two teenagers subjected to their cannibal impulses in America in the 80s.
Bones and All marks the reunion between director Luca Guadagnino and actor Timothée Chalamet, five years after the romantic drama Call Be Your Name, which propelled them both to center stage. Romance is always in question in Bones and All, but much bloodier this time around. The sun of Italy has given way to deep America and its marginals. We follow two drifting cannibal teenagers who embark on a road trip through the Middle West.
Faced with Timothée Chalamet, the public discovers the Canadian actress Taylor Russell. Originally from Vancouver, she began her career with appearances in series and TV movies in 2012. In 2015, she landed her first big role in the horror film Suspension, where she finds herself chased by a psychotic killer. The same year, she joined season 5 of the SF series Falling Skies.
It was in 2018 that she really caught the attention of the general public with Lost in Space, a Netflix remake of the 60s program. Taylor Russell plays the eldest daughter of the Robinson family, who finds herself stuck on a hostile planet. She then turns out to be a key element for the survival of her family since she received medical training.
Prohibited for children under 16, this cannibal romance with Timothée Chalamet will make you feel uncomfortable
In parallel with the series which will end after three seasons, the actress continues her young career in registers as varied as horror (Blackwood, boarding school, Escape Game and its sequel), dramatic comedy ( Hot Air, Dr. Bird’s Advice For Sad Poets) and romance (Words on Bathroom Walls).
Luca Guadagnino decides to give her the main female role of Bones and All after seeing her in Waves by Trey Edward Shults. This A24 production follows an African-American family struck by tragedy. The film, conceived as a diptych, is carried in its second part by Taylor Russell, who portrays an introverted teenager crushed by the family drama.
The actress was determined not to let such an opportunity pass her by: “Luca sent me the script after a first date, and I was blown away because I had never read anything like it. hope that even different beings can form a very strong bond.”
On screen, she is Maren, a teenager abandoned by her father because of her cannibalistic impulses. Going in search of her mother, she crosses paths with Lee (Chalamet), an outcast animated by the same attraction for human flesh. His performance earned him the Marcello Mastroianni prize last September (rewarding the best hope) at the Venice Film Festival. A recognition that only bodes well for this young actress who we have not finished hearing about.