Actress Karen Gillan had a tough challenge to face when for a sequence in the forthcoming horror film ‘Oculus’, she was asked to recite a 13-minute long monologue in one take.
The film, which releases April 11, features Gillan asa woman trying to prove that a haunted mirror has been causing murders for decades, including the deaths of several people very close to her.
In order to prove the mirror`s murderous intentions to her brother, Gillan goes through a nearly 13-minute monologue which was 13 pages long, took her two months to memorise and two days to shoot, said a source.
“It`s literally down to preparation,” Gillan said in a statement as she shared how she tackled the challenge.
“It took me two months, or a month and a bit to learn that because it was a 13 page monologue of straight talking. And there was no emotional logic or conversation, it was just dates and facts.
“It was like a presentation. And the director told me at the beginning of the shoot that I have to be able to get through the entire thing in one take, and we would just do that over and over again so he could cut to a different angle on each sentence,” she added.
Gillan says, “That`s the hardest thing I`ve ever done. I think I broke my memory.”