The 9-year-old, who was chosen over 4,000 others to play Hushpuppy, tells THR she was nervous after seeing the script because, "I barely knew how to read!"
The team behind Sundance's Grand Jury Prize winner did not adhere to SAG-AFTRA's Low Budget Feature Agreement, costing them their eligibility.
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Newcomers Discuss On-Set Surprises: ‘You Wouldn’t Expect Fire to Explode That Much’ (Video)
Fledgling actors Dwight Henry and Quvenzhane Wallis built a relationship as friends before playing father and daughter in Benh Zeitlin's award-winng directorial debut.
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Director Reveals the Obstacles to Perfection: ‘Water, Children and Animals’ (Video)
Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin tells THR about creating his award-winning debut, which explores "how through a culture that's joyous and celebratory and fierce, you can really defy death."