Some movies are easier to film than others. Sometimes there are circumstances surrounding a film that can make it a rare challenge. Such was the case for a lot of films and TV shows filming in the last year, and one of those was M. Night Shyamalan’s most recent film, “Old,” based on the graphic novel “Sandcastle.” Not only was “Old” filmed in the midst of a pandemic, but it is also a story about being trapped in one place as what remains of a mortal life slips away far more quickly than anyone can imagine. It’s a story well-suited for these strange times, but that doesn’t make it easy to craft.
Night found ways of helping his actors cope on set in part by joking around and keeping the shoot light. But more than that, “Old,” was a chance for camaraderie between actors who have never worked together before. Looper sat down with Gael Garcia Bernal to talk about filming “Old,” and he told us about the person he was most excited to work with and what made their relationship so special.