had already returned to Britain from the Cannes Film Festival when she was suddenly summoned back to the Cote D’Azur – where she promptly picked up the fest’s best actress prize for her turn in Jessica Hausner
’s competition title, “Little Joe
.” Beecham, who starred in “Daphne
” and “Into the Badlands
,” plays Alice, a scientist and mother who begins to suspect that the plant she has genetically modified may have adverse side effects.
Variety hailed the film as an “artfully unnerving horror movie” and an “‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers
’ for the age of antidepressants,” but it divided critics at the festival. Beecham talks to Variety about the reaction to the film, working with Hausner, and her character’s paranoia.
Congratulations on the best actress award. It seems from your travel plans you weren’t expecting to win?
I was woken up that morning and told to