Patti Cake$ Danielle Macdonald Talks About Breaking Into Hollywood
PATTI CAKE$ introduces Australian native Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music. Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) and only friends, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay) and Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), Patti also shoulders her mother’s (Bridget Everett) heartaches and misfortunes.
Film Courage: What’s your connect to the film tonight? You are in this movie [THE EAST]. What made you say “yes” to the role?
Danielle Macdonald: It’s an amazing script and I would never turn it down. The experience was even better than the script. It was just one of those things that made it an incredible experience with such a great group of amazing actors.
Film Courage: [Referring to the theme of the film THE EAST regarding anarchist groups known for executing attacks on major corporations] In terms of anarchy, how far would you go for a role such as, what would you do to obtain information for a role, or get yourself seen in front of a casting director? What type of extreme measures would you take?
Danielle Macdonald: [Laughs] I mean…I’m not very extreme. I’m a little more on the flip side. I want to go in there and do the best that I can do and if that’s right, that’s right.
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