original star exorcist Ellen Burstyn reveals why she’s returning for the upcoming reboot of the supernatural horror series. The new film will serve as a direct sequel/reboot of the 1973 William Friedkin original, widely regarded as one of the scariest films of all time, and will be the first in a trilogy.David Gordon Green is directing the film, which will keep every previous film This exorcist Franchise as canon, unlike Greene recently halloween trilogy, which ignores every movie except the 1978 original. Greene co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Sattler, Scott Timms and Danny McBride, and Jason Bloom is producing the film under his Broomhouse production company .
Burstyn played Chris MacNeil in the 1973 original, an actress who had just moved to George Town when her young daughter Regan (Linda Blair) was possessed by the demon Pazuzu.Although she performed well in 1971 last photo exhibition, Warner Bros. saw Burstyn as such an under-the-radar commodity that they were afraid to let her lead the film. They don’t have to be; though criticized with mixed reviews, exorcist became the highest-grossing film of the year, eventually reaching $441.3 million, becoming the first horror film to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars.
Despite playing such an important role in the first film, Burstyn refused any return exorcist The sequel, until now.in an interview ECG, Burstyn reveals what convinced her to return after her 50-year absence. The answer lies not in more money (or not only in more money), but in something more selfless. Check out her quote below:
“You know, what happened was that I rejected a lot of versions Exorcist 2. I say no every time. This time they offered me a lot of money and I still refused. Then they surprised me and they came back and said, “We doubled the offer.” I said, “Okay, let me think about it.” I thought, “That’s a lot of money. Let me think about it.” Next thought that came to mind It was: “I feel like the devil is asking my price.” The next thought that came to mind was, “My price is a scholarship program for our top students pursuing a master’s degree at Pace University. That’s my price.” So I then went back and upgraded them and finally got what I wanted. And I have a scholarship program for young actors. “
Despite her pivotal role, no proposals have been made yet Linda Blair returns as ReaganSince Burstyn appears to be the only traditional actor still alive who has been asked to return, the 89-year-old actress appears to be using her position to help pay for it. Co-founded by Elia Kazan in 1947, The Actor’s Studio is where Hollywood legends such as Burstyn, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Shelley Winters, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marilyn Monroe and more perfected their craft. Master’s programs don’t come cheap, but thanks to Burstyn’s contributions, the financial burden of seeking higher education may be a little easier for some prospective acting students.
main part of the original exorcist The success is due to the performances, especially Burstyn, who puts the audience in her shoes as a mother going through emotional torture. So it’s great to see someone like Burstyn not only use their influence forever, but to see her understand her self-worth and get recognition for what the studio is willing to pay her.This is especially exciting Neff Campbell recently left scream Franchise A studio failed to pay her a fair salary despite the franchise leaning more towards Campbell than exorcist There is Burstyn on the series. Even if it’s only a small part, it will be exciting to see Burstyn return to the role that made her a star.