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'Ready Player One': Lena Waithe Reveals How Steven Spielberg Gets the Performances He Wants

'Ready Player One': Lena Waithe Reveals How Steven Spielberg Gets the Performances He Wants
From Slashfilm - January 7, 2018

Master of None co-starstar and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe was on a Television Critics Association panel this weekend for her new Showtime series The Chi, which she created. After the panel, /Film was able to ask her about working on the upcoming adaptation of Ready Player One, based on Ernest Clines novel of the same name. Waithe appears in the film as a key character and shared how director Steven Spielberg pushed the actors out of their comfort zones in order to get the performances he wanted.

Lena Waithe shares the Ready Player One details on Spielbergs directing style below.

First of all, for those of you who dont know what Ready Player One is about, you can watch the trailer, or just read the official synopsis right here:

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

So in this movie that takes place in the distant future real world and a virtual world, how does Steven Spielberg pull the performances he needs from his actors?

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