Behind-the-Scenes with Grace Caroline Curry
Los Angeles, CA (July 7, 2023): This week, Hollywood at Home with The Creative Coalition welcomes talented actor Grace Caroline Currey as their special guest. Currey, known for her role as Mary in the hit superhero films Shazam! and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, shares insights into her experiences on the Shazam set, her love for comic books, and her recent work in the survival thriller, Fall.
In this engaging episode, audiences get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the films and Currey’s personal journey in bringing her DC Extended Universe comic character to life. As a rising star in the superhero genre, Currey discusses the challenges and rewards of working on such a beloved franchise.
Additionally, Currey shares her experiences filming Fall, where she portrays a young woman fighting for her life in a remote wilderness. She discusses what were sometimes surprising physical and emotional demands of the role, as well as valuable lessons she learned throughout the production process.
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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Grace Caroline Currey:
Something about [Shazam’s] Mary: “She was inspired by Judy Garland when she first was animated…she was the first female sidekick before Supergirl. I was the only actor who played both the human child form [of the character], as well as their superhero adult form.”
On how they molded the Mary costume to her body: “Getting to go through the process of them creating the costume on my body; with my body in mind; 3D scanning my body…It was surreal. I felt like a child just playing dress-up as a superhero. But the highest quality dress-up you can have.”
On flying: “You’ve got gravity, and you’re just sinking into it as you get lifted up…there’s bruising, and it’s bizarrely bad. But you just sort of suck it up and keep going.”
On doing her own stunts for Fall: “We were on wires and harnesses…I ended up doing all my stunts…I’m not an adrenaline junkie, but I almost turned into one. You do one stunt and surpass the fear and you’re like, ‘Oh, whoa, I have control over my human instinct towards fear. This is cool.’”
More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at http://thecreativecoalition.org/podcast.
Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Julie Taymor (“The Lion King”), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency,” “Luke Cage”), among others.
More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) educational organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org.