With Glass, the conclusion of the trilogy M. Night Shyamalan back in 2000 with Unbreakable and later Split, now playing in theaters, I recently got to sit down with Anya Taylor-Joy and Spencer Treat Clark to talk about the film in New York City. During the interview, they talked about how much Shyamalan told them about the story in advance of shooting, if they noticed a lot of deleted scenes, their reaction to the third act twists and turns when reading the script, and more.
As most of you know, Glass pits the heroic David Dunn (Bruce Willis) against the villainous Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) with the enigmatic and devious Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) pulling the strings. The film also stars Sarah Paulson.
Check out what Anya Taylor-Joy & Spencer Treat Clark had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.
Anya Taylor-Joy & Spencer Treat Clark:
- How much did M. Night Shyamalan tell them about the story arc in advance?
- Since the first cut was a lot longer, did they notice any deleted scenes?
- What was their reaction to the third act twists and turns when reading the script?
Here’s the official synopsis for Glass:
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone Pictures, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
For more on Glass:
- What You Need to Know About ‘Unbreakable’ Before Seeing ‘Glass’
- How M. Night Shyamalan Was Ahead of the Superhero Curve with ‘Unbreakable’
- ‘Glass’ International Trailer Shows M. Night Shyamalan Ahead of the Superhero Curve
- James McAvoy on ‘Glass’ and ‘It: Chapter 2’’, Which He Calls “Really Disturbing”
- M. Night Shyamalan Reveals Why His First Cut of ‘Glass’ Was 3 Hours 20 Minutes