Magazine article Screen International

Bebe Cave, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

Magazine article Screen International

Bebe Cave, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

Article excerpt

ACTOR: Matteo Garrone's medieval fairytale extravaganza Tale Of Tales held many surprises when it premiered at Cannes in May. One of them was London schoolgirl Bebe Cave, previously unknown and cast by Jina Jay in a role that escalated to take over the film's final section.

It's one thing to be cast in a lavish film by a revered Italian auteur - it's another to come out of it as well as Cave, who stood her ground opposite ogres, Toby Jones and anything else thrown her way.

Once he met her, Garrone never saw another actress for the part. "He's a very instinctive man, and that can be terrifying when you work with him on set," says Cave. "But the things he asked were perfectly suited to who I am, so I think he's a genius. The experience was so free-spirited, but precise at the same time. …

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