Cara Jade Myers Talks Starring in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Cara Jade Myers in Killers of the Flower Moon. Photo credit: Apple Original Films

Actress Cara Jade Myers talked about her role as Anna in the Martin Scorsese-directed film Killers of the Flower Moon.

Based on David Grann’s bestseller of the same name, the film is set in 1920s Oklahoma, where a series of brutal murders have occurred among the oil-rich Osage Nation.

“Killers of the Flower Moon”

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, 2024 Golden Globe winner Lily Gladstone (“Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama”), Jesse Plemons, John Lithgow and Brendan Fraser, among many others. The movie Killers of the Flower Moon was based on a true American story.

“Filming it was pretty amazing,” she exclaimed of the overall experience of making the project. “I had moments on set that made me realize I was on set with legends.

“I love being able to work with indigenous talent like Lily Gladstone,” she admitted. “Booking this film was my biggest career-defining moment so far. Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese are at the top of their game, so I knew I had to step it up. The reservation was huge.”

“I hope people see the work that the actors and the natives put into it,” she said. “I’m glad people can finally see it.

He works with director Martin Scorsese

“Martin was wonderful to work with,” she said. “He was cheerful and very cooperative. He was very open to what we had and tweaked it and worked with it. His energy is crazy to me.”

“When we were shooting this movie, Martin was 80 years old and he was circling me. He was so sweet, so funny, and brilliant in every way. I just love him.”

She plays Anna in the film

Myers stars as Anna Kyle Brown, the sister of Mollie Burkhart (Lily Gladstone), whose disappearance sets the stage for an investigation into the crimes committed. Many of those who dared to look into the murders were themselves murdered, and the case became one of the FBI’s first major murder investigations.

On playing Anna, Myers said, “I love how full of life she was. Playing her was a constant adventure for me. She did everything to 100; that’s the best way to put it.”

“I portrayed her as someone who was so full of life that when she wasn’t on screen, you missed her and you definitely felt it,” she acknowledged. “I knew that with the limited screen time I had, I didn’t want to be the weak link. I wanted to show how full of life it is and how multidimensional it is in the time I had.”

“These are real women and it’s a very true story.” This is just a snippet of the things that happened during that time,” she added.

The digital age

On being an actress in the digital age, Myers said, “I love it because people can see film in a way they couldn’t before. I know theaters were putting on limited shows, and I knew a lot of people with 3.5 hours couldn’t go to the theater that long.”

“I love that we can be in a digital age where the story can still be shared and still talked about because I feel like it’s been hidden long enough,” she said with a sweet laugh.

Documentary ‘Common Ground’

Last week, Myers was the featured guest at the Los Angeles GALA’s “Common Ground” special screening held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. “It was amazing,” she exclaimed.

“I was happy to be there and the film was very powerful. I wonder why we don’t do this sustainable type of farming and agriculture more often. This system seems much simpler and better,” she continued.

Environmental documentary “Common Ground” was directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell and touches on regenerative agriculture, climate change and biodiversity. “That’s something we need to pay more attention to and we need more movies to teach us that,” she said.

“I think sustainability is possible,” she said. “We can fix our soil and we can fix our food, our food and our land… and we really should.” It gives us a solution to how we can fix our broken food system… it’s definitely fixable.”

AI on the future of the entertainment industry

“I think AI can go both ways,” she said. “It can be very beneficial or very harmful. It depends on the people who make money from it. If you can make money out of it, people will put their morals aside, so I hope it’s used for good, even if it’s not really going to be.”

“Art should be human. I want artificial intelligence to be used for good, not for job losses,” she added.

Stage of her life

Captioning the current chapter of her life, Myers said with a sweet laugh, “Sleep after awards season.

Advice for young and aspiring actors

For young and aspiring actors, she said, “You have to keep going. You have to surround yourself with the right people. If this is your path, know that there are many obstacles and many people who do not believe in this path. If it’s for you, go for it.”

The superpower of choice

Based on her superpower of choice, she revealed, “Speaking and understanding any language would be amazing, as well as invisibility.”

success

Regarding her definition of success, Myers said, “Success is having the freedom to choose roles, projects, and essentially choose your own career.”

To know more about actress Cara Jade Myers, follow her Instagram and view it IMDb page.

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