American intelligence specialist Leigh Viner, 25, arrives at her home on June 3, 2017, to find two FBI agents outside her home in Augusta, Ga. Over the next 104 minutes, the actress will face increasingly escalating questions about her dubious role in reality. He misused classified information related to Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Those 104 minutes are almost exactly what’s going on on screen in the actress HBO’s new reality movie, streaming May 29 on Max. Starring Sidney Sweeney as Winner, the film is based on writer-director Tina Sater’s acclaimed 2019 play “Is This a Room” and talks directly from the transcript of Winner’s FBI interrogation.
Sydney Sweeney talks about her HBO docu-drama Reality
Sydney Sweeney creates “character books” for each character and lists memories, relationship failures.
Sydney Sweeney, 25, plays the reality winner.
A former translator for the NSA, who was honoured for leaking information in the HBO drama film ‘Reality’.
Sydney Sweeney She was playing a real person in the movie.
She handled the project the way she does – on the FBI transcripts.
Actress told Big Issue magazine “I approach all of my characters in the same way that I create these character books”.
Sydney said “I build his whole life from the day I am born on the first page of the script.
I did this for the sake of realism where I see all the characters as real people who live on the TV screen. I had someone to bounce off of for timelines and memories.”
Sidney admits that it was meeting actual reality that really opened up the project for him.
I was trying to figure out how to find the freedom within it, as I usually speak freely with my dialogues and characters.