Kerry Washington is an actress who has been involved in her fair share of both, big budget movies, such as Fantastic Four and Mr. & Mrs Smith, and small indie films, such as Night Catches Us and has compared how the making of the two differ. Kerry admitted that the differences are not huge but there are a few little things that are noticeable.
Washington explained, “It is the same job, because your job is to get the work done no matter what the environment is. Sometimes those varying factors have to do with the personalities of the different directors. Sometimes it has to do with the size of your trailer, or lack thereof. Sometimes it has to do with the weather, sometimes it has to do with the fact that it’s 4 a.m. Your job is to tell the story, and to make the unbelievable believable regardless of what’s going on around you, to give yourself to the given truth of the material despite what else is happening.”
She added, “But the challenges are different. Making the unbelievable believable is different on a set with Fantastic Four, where it’s like, ‘Wind machines! Because the airship is coming in and you’re pretending to be afraid!’ This is a different kind of thing, like, ‘I know I don’t have a trailer, but I need a bedroom or something to be emotionally prepared for this scene. Can we find me some kind of private space?’. So it’s that kind of thing.” Kerry Washington has three movies due out next year, the Quentin Tarantino movie Django Unchained, the Eddie Murphy film A Thousand Words and will star alongside Craig Robinson and Malcolm Barrett in We the Peeples.