Drama

Julianne Moore & Director Bart Freundlich talks AFTER THE WEDDING

The drama After the Wedding opened last Friday, August 9 in Los Angeles and New York. Directed by Bart Freundlinch, the film follows an orphanage’s manger in Kolkata, India, who travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

Billy Crudup as Oscar Carlson, Abby Quinn as Grace Carlson, Julianne Moore as Theresa Young.

Billy Crudup as Oscar Carlson, Abby Quinn as Grace Carlson, Julianne Moore as Theresa Young. (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics/ Photo by Julio Macat)

The film stars Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup, Abby Quinn, and more.

I had the opportunity to sit down with talented actress Julianne Moore and writer/director Bart Freundlinch, who are husband and wife in real life. We discussed about working together, why Michelle Williams was a perfect choice, the challenges, and more.

Check it out the full interview below:

More about the film

As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel, played by Michelle Williams, has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, a potential donor appears, requiring Isabelle to travel from India to New York. The city she deliberately hasn’t returned to in over two decades.

Michelle Williams as Isabel, Billy Crudup as Oscar Carlson, Julianne Moore as Theresa Young.

Michelle Williams as Isabel, Billy Crudup as Oscar Carlson, Julianne Moore as Theresa Young. (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics/ Photo by David Giesbrecht)

Once in New York, Isabel meets the orphanage’s possible benefactor, Theresa Young, portrayed by Julianne Moore, a multi-millionaire media mogul accustomed to getting what she wants. From the glittering skyscraper where she runs her successful business, to the glorious Oyster Bay estate, where she lives happily with her artist husband, Oscar Carlson, played by Billy Crudup, 21-year old daughter, Grace (Abby Quinn), and eight-year-old twins, Theo and Otto, Theresa’s life couldn’t appear to be more perfect and different from Isabel’s. But appearances are only skin deep, and the two women have more in common than meets the eye.

Writer/Director Bart Freundlich and Director of Photography Julio Macat.

Writer/Director Bart Freundlich and Director of Photography Julio Macat. (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics/ Photo by Elizabeth Fisher)

While Isabel thinks she’ll immediately be returning to her beloved orphanage, Theresa has other plans, insisting Isabel attend Grace’s wedding at the family’s estate. The joyful event becomes a catalyst for a revelation that upends the lives of both women.

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