Kathryn Newton has been preparing for her role for the time-loop film The Map of Tiny Perfect Things like it was an entrance exam to the most prestigious school in the country. From Groundhog Day to Michael Gondry movies in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Mood Indigo, she’s done it all. In fact, she even said that the latter would be one of her favorite movies. During the making of the film, Newton didn’t only serve as an actress but was also keen on improving her character by suggesting personal twists to the teenager named Margaret. However, it didn’t really sit well with the filmmakers––but her closet was filled with some of her own clothes, so that’s something.
You know that euphoric feeling when a film comes along that you didn't expect to love, but somehow makes you come out with a new viewpoint on life itself.
That was me watching The Map of Tiny Perfect Things today. I don't remember loving a movie on this deep a level in a while. pic.twitter.com/lrVz5nHuzO
— Kyle Snape (@kylemsnape) February 12, 2021
This won’t be the last time you’ll be seeing the young actress, though, as she will also be starring as Cassie Lang in one of Marvel’s biggest projects Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which is set to release in 2022. She isn’t really allowed to talk about the project but she did talk about the new Amazon Prime sci-fi film amongst all else with SYFY WIRE. Oh, and, you can’t talk with Newton without asking about The Society.
During the pandemic, almost, if not, all productions were ceased. Even today, productions and shootings are still wary about the developments of the coronavirus. However, it does share some eerily similar experiences with the actress.
“Time went by in the blink of an eye, and now time is repeating itself, and I’m back to where I started,” referring to when productions were shut down because of the pandemic and continuing when activities were allowed to be resumed.
“When we finished the main shoot, it was right at the end of March, and we had two or so days left to film when we had to shut down. I was like, “I don’t want to leave. I just want to stay in this bubble. I don’t want to have to go to L.A. and fight for toilet paper at Whole Foods,”” she continued.
As a student, Newton actually lived up to her last name––besting in subjects like physics and calculus. In the film, the story revolves around a time loop of sorts––a practice of the theoretical physics of the temporal anomaly. When asked whether or not the time loop would affect the universe on a larger scale with the likes of black holes and quasars, she said:
“Well, I felt like this movie dealt with actual things in a temporal anomaly, but it also dealt with the emotion of feeling like you’re in another dimension, reliving the same thing over and over again,” she stated and even joked how this is how she felt during her math class.
As you may have known, Newton has also starred in the axed series, The Society. Though it was one of Netflix’s most potential-filled series, it met the chopping block during the start of the pandemic along with I Am Not Okay With This. However, fans of the series are quick to raise a petition to bring back the mystery series––to which she says:
“If I’ve learned anything, it’s that if a fandom wants something bad enough, it will happen. I see the petition every day. People want to see those characters finish up that story,” she says. True enough, this is what happened to Anne With an E after petitions for it to come back––and so it did.
“It makes me feel just a part of something bigger, you know? We were part of somebody’s life. That means a lot. In my own little selfish way, I would just love to see Allie and Harry get together. I don’t want their love story to be finished. And I want to see Allie be queen once again. I hope that the fans get to know what happened, because we had all the episodes written, so somebody out there knows what’s up. I don’t, however. They never even gave me the script, so I’m dying to know just as much as the fans are.“
You can watch Kathryn Newton in Amazon Prime’s newest sci-fi film, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, released last 12th of February, 2021.