Cailee Spaeny is on her way to becoming a recognizable face within the entertainment industry. She's nabbed roles opposite Charlie Day and John Boyega in Pacific Rim Uprising in addition to starring alongside Kathy Bates and Armie Hammer in On the Basis of Sex, which is out this Christmas. Now, she's alongside a stacked ensemble cast that features Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm and Chris Hemsworth in Bad Times at the El Royale.
"Just getting scripts in general from these amazing director-writer's is mind-blowing," Spaeny, 21, told Ndelible. "Being sent the email [ for Bad Times] was already like, 'What is going on?' You know? From the start, it was a no-brainer to work with Drew [Goddard, director of Bad Times]. Getting to read the script was a whole other step because I had never read anything like that, then getting to meet him....It just kept getting better and better. It just made sense, and it happened at the perfect time."
Bad Times, a crime thriller, is directed by Drew Goddard. The film follows a group of seven during an unusual night at the El Royale, a motel that borders California and Nevada. In this feature-length effort, Spaeny plays Rose—the younger sister to Johnson's character Emily. Rose, who's highly youthful and impressionable, is a member of a cult run by Hemsworth's cinematic counterpart Billy Lee.
Hemsworth, best known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stands at 6-foot-3. He also just so happens to be 35, which is 14 years older than the 4-foot-11 star. The young actress had some very up-close-and-personal moments with the Australian actor in Bad Times. With this, she suggested how "best way to get to know someone" was to jump right into things.
"I was very intimidated working with everybody. Thankfully, Drew found not only amazing talents but super kind people that had with such patience with me," Spaeny explained. "Yes, in the beginning, I was obviously very intimidated to work with Chris. Also, the day we met was also the same day we dove into some very intense scenes together."
Bad Times at the El Royale hit theaters Friday.