Garth Davis and Rooney Mara re-team to tell the untold story of Mary Magdalene.
Garth was “shocked that this story has never been told before”. When he presented the idea to Rooney, her first response was “Oh fuck – don’t make me do this Garth!”
Although initially overwhelmed by the task, Rooney was also “compelled to right the wrong of her story being mistold all these years”.
Now that the film is complete, Garth hopes that “this film brings about conversation and gives women more avenues to be heard within places of faith but also to encourage everybody to kind of remind them that the kingdom is within them and that through unconditional love we can make a real impact in the world.”
Watch the full interview below, where Garth and Rooney also share how the cast would unwind after a tough day of filming, and talk about their next project.
“Mary Magdalene” is in Irish cinemas now