Girls On Film

Ep 113: Ann Dowd opens up about her role in the poignant drama Mass + review with Rhianna Dhillon

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Episode notes

BAFTA-nominated actor Ann Dowd bares her soul in an in-depth interview about the film Mass, an involving drama about two couples meeting after a tragedy. First, host Anna Smith speaks to film critic Rhianna Dhillon to review the film, which co stars Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney and Jason Isaacs. The two discuss their emotional reactions to the story, the power of the script and performances and consider the gender dynamic in the room onscreen. Next, Ann Dowd joins Anna from Toronto, to discuss the role that is winning her rave reviews and awards buzz. The actress speaks with great candour and sensitivity about her process, giving an insight into the preparation behind Mass, and the real survivors she spent time with. Finally, she gives Girls On Film listeners an exclusive hint about season five of The Handmaid’s Tale, in which she reprises her role as Aunt Lydia. Mass is available on Sky Cinema now. Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production. Host: Anna Smith. Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer: Benjamin Cook. Assistant Producer: Shanaiya Pithiya. House band: MX Tyrants. This episode was produced in partnership with Sky Cinema.