‘The Child in Time’: Kelly Macdonald on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Heartbreaking Performance That Left Her ‘Tearful’

Before tackling her challenging role in PBS’ “The Child in Time,” Kelly Macdonald was thrilled to be able to work through scenes with her co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.

In the adaptation of “Atonement” author Ian McEwan’s novel, the actors portray couple Julie and Stephen Lewis, who suffer a heartbreaking loss when their child goes missing.“We were really privileged to be able to have rehearsal time beforehand which doesn’t always happen,” Macdonald said in an interview with IndieWire.

“We talked through all the scenes…It’s always really helpful if for nothing else than to get to know your co-star a little bit when you have to play quite intimate scenes.

That’s quite helpful.

If it’s a stranger on Day One, it’s a bit more difficult.Read More:Critics Pick the Best TV Reboots and Revivals Ever — IndieWire Survey“He’s just amazing.

He was making me

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