Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Why did the director of “Dune: Part II” hide the actress’ participation in the film?

As the director himself admits, he wanted to see how long it would be possible to keep any secret in Hollywood and the performance Anya Taylor-Joy it was supposed to be a gift for fans. As it turned out, the plan worked quite well, because the actress’ appearance was just a guess until she appeared on the red carpet in London.

Director “Dunes: Part Two” he revealed why he kept his secret for so long. The shots with Anya Taylor-Joy were shot in secret and Villenueve himself was delighted with the idea of ​​​​keeping something a secret practically until the premiere.

“I think Hollywood is the gossipiest city in the world and as an experiment I wanted to see how long we could keep the secret. We did it. It was a special unit, we went to Africa to shoot with Anya in secret. I just liked it “I came up with the idea of ​​keeping something a surprise for the audience until the very end; it was a gift I wanted to keep for the fans,” he said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

He played the role of director again Denis Villeneuve, Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya return in the main roles. They will also be joined by Austin Butler and Florence Pugh in “Dune: Part Two.”

Villeneuve is delighted with the transformation of his characters. He spoke very positively about Austin Butler’s characterization.

“He was truly terrifying – when we were filming, I felt like I was witnessing a complete metamorphosis, like he was really becoming an evil, psychotic, sexy serial killer. It was stunning to see such a loved person become so ugly and evil in a split second,” he said. director.

The latest sequel will hit audiences soon, and Villeneuve is already hard at work on the third film, noting that he’s currently writing the script. “I agreed to shoot parts one and two, and now I think I will have to digest the experience and I want to come back with a strong script,” he explained.

The film will debut in cinemas on February 29, 2024.