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SXSW 2019: Camila Morrone Gets Her Breakout Role in Annabelle Attanasio's Feature Directorial Debut

Posted On: Mar 15, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

The morning after the SXSW premiere of their film “Mickey and the Bear,” Camila Morrone and director Annabelle Attanasio were feeling great, if not particularly well rested.
“I just slept 11 hours, so I feel great,” says Morrone, while Attanasio smiles knowingly across the table at the W Hotel. “I did not sleep 11 hours, but I feel pretty good.”
She had good reason to feel positive; early reviews were starting to trickle in, and so far, so good for the first-time feature writer-director. But for Attanasio, one of the most rewarding takeaways from critics is a recognition of her film's star. “You know, Cami's magnificent and there's no real denying that,” she adds.
Morrone laughs from across the table. “Until someone does later.”
The film also represents a career milestone for the 21-year-old actress; it's her third feature and first time carrying a movie. (Her second project, “Never Goin' Back,” screened at SXSW last year and was colead by Maia Mitchell.)
Attanasio was inspired to write the script after...

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