M3GAN is a science fiction horror film that also doubles as a dark comedy. The film was successful despite only having a PG-13 rating, which bodes well for future scary movies. Allison Williams stars alongside Violet McGraw as her aunt and niece, and the two worked closely together on the set. However, Williams admitted he made a “tactical mistake” by losing a bit of the child actor’s respect after answering a question.
M3GAN is about a young girl named Cady who loses her parents after a fatal car accident. She moves in with her Aunt Gemma, who helps develop robots for a toy company. Gemma’s current project is a lifelike doll with enhanced intelligence called M3GAN.
Gemma gives Cady M3GAN as a companion to help the girl deal with her loss. Cady is bonded to M3GAN and the doll acts as a caretaker. However, M3GAN takes her protective nature too far after adjusting to her surroundings.
The doll begins to hurt and even kills those who threaten Cady. Despite the dangerous AI, the film has enough black humor to keep viewers entertained. Many people have enjoyed the film so far. The authors behind it are Aleka Cooper and James Wan.
Williams plays Gemma in the film and McGraw is her niece, Cady. Of course, the two stars worked together a lot during filming. According to ScreenRant, the two formed a great relationship while also joking with each other. Williams praised McGraw for her intelligence and kindness, but felt an incident caused her to lose a bit of her young co-star’s respect.
“She loves Lord of the ringsand a big tactical mistake I made [was] she asked me… she asked me very casually: ‘Lord of the rings or Harry Potter?’ And even though we were in New Zealand – it was so stupid – I just said Harry Potter‘ Williams explained. “I spent the rest of our time working together and just trying to win back some respect.”
Williams is a self-confessed big fan of Harry Potter and feels that she was “built partly from the stones of Hogwarts,” so her answer makes sense, even if it meant she lost some influence over her co-star.
“M3GAN” uses an actual robot puppet in several scenes, and Williams describes the experience of playing opposite a killer puppet as quite unique.
“It was a challenge, I will put it that way. Of all the co-stars I’ve had, who have all been lovely, she was by far the most spirited and challenging. ‘ Williams explained. “From an acting perspective, if you’re looking for a spooky experience, it’s very easy to go up against it. It just rolls off the tongue.”
Working with a non-human can be difficult as a person cannot build chemistry like they can with a human colleague. Also, a puppet cannot give hints to others to improve the scene. Despite this, the production felt special as almost all departments came together to make the character work.