First Cow’s Orion Lee on friendship, baking, Kelly Reichardt
Set through the hardscrabble early days of the American West, Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow is a candy and mild story of friendship, a type of “minimalist buddy comedy” as our personal A.A. Dowd put it. One half of this Western bromance is the genial, enterprising King-Lu, a Chinese language immigrant who has discovered relatively shortly that, in America’s “land of alternative,” you typically must create these alternatives for your self. As King-Lu, Orion Lee provides an alluring breakthrough efficiency—although you’ll have caught him in small components in movies like Skyfall and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, that is the form of function that portends large issues for his future. We have been fortunate sufficient to spend a while with Lee on the A24 workplaces final week, the place he informed us all about his once-in-a-lifetime expertise filming with Reichardt, a candy cow named Evie, and loads of scrumptious baked items. The actor additionally weighed in on First Cow’s views on the hazards of capitalism, and opened up about Reichardt’s refreshingly well-rounded strategy to her characters.
First Cow opens in choose theater on March 6.
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