Ruby Barnhill keeps close to director Steven Spielberg on the red carpet for the premiere of The BFG during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival held at the Palais des Festivals on Saturday (May 14) in Cannes, France.
The 11-year-old actress stars as Sophie in the upcoming Disney film.
“Ruby was so spontaneous and she was authentic as Ruby Barnhill, and I kept thinking, ‘Wow if we can get that authenticity to translate into the character of Sophie,’” Steven shared about casting the young actress.
He added, “Because what I’m not looking for is the performance, I’m looking for the truth about who Sophie really is. I just wanted Sophie to be as close to Ruby as humanly possible and Ruby made that happen for all of us.”
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