In the upcoming Blumhouse Productions horror film, Allison Williams teases the difficulties of working with the character M3GAN, a doll who will soon become iconic. For the toy company she works for, Gemma (Williams), a brilliant roboticist, has created a new prototype called M3GAN using artificial intelligence. The lifelike doll is programmed to be both a child’s and a parent’s best friend. Tragically, Gemma is granted custody of her young niece Cady after her parents’ fatal car accident leaves Cady an orphan. Gemma uses her new M3GAN prototype to raise Cady because she is at a loss for what to do. However, this has unexpectedly horrific results because M3GAN develops an excessive sense of self-awareness and is ready to destroy anything or anyone that poses a threat to Cady in any way.
Williams makes mention of the difficulties associated with filming with M3GAN in a discussion with Screen Rant. She outlined how the success of the production depended on all departments working together. Williams compared M3GAN to a co-star, claiming she was the most challenging to work with so far. Williams also described the experience as an “uncanny acting experience.”
Allison Williams: “I really don’t want to ruin the magic for people of what M3GAN is. But it was a challenge, I will put it that way. Of all the costars I’ve ever had, all of whom have been lovely, she was by far the most temperamental and challenging.”
“But I will say that kind of effort literally took every department working together. And that’s the stuff that just brings a crew together and makes an experience really special from a meta standpoint. From an acting standpoint, if you’re looking for an uncanny experience, it’s very easy to perform against. It just rolls off the tongue.”
What Is Known Regarding The Film Magic Of M3GAN
M3GAN joins a distinguished group of doll-themed horror movies, but in contrast to the more supernatural approach that has gained popularity, this was approached by the creators from the perspective of technology and the risks it can pose. With Saw and Annabelle, James Wan is regarded as the king of the killer dolls, and author Akela Cooper has discussed the impact of Child’s Play’s terrifying Chucky doll. In M3GAN, a new type of monster is created by fusing this ingrained fear of dolls with the growing reality of technological horror.
In M3GAN, one of Wan’s renowned possessed dolls will interact with the other characters for the first time in a way that could be interpreted as technological possession. M3GAN’s uncanny valley effect creates a new kind of horror because, despite appearing robotic in her mannerisms and programming, she appears so lifelike in appearance and fluidity of movement. One of the most well-known depictions of the horrors of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, is James Cameron’s Terminator. But combining them with the traditional idea of a possessed doll offers a fresh viewpoint, particularly when coupled with the notion that the doll is a guardian figure for a young orphan.
In the crowded 2023 horror film lineup, M3GAN stands out because it is an original story and not an adaptation, reboot, or continuation. The script’s creativity permeates the current production as well. A lot of moving parts, including multiple VFX teams and on-set coordination, made it challenging to bring M3GAN to life both on the screen and on the set. The production was similar to The Mandalorian with Grogu but on a much larger scale. It took a lot of work from many different teams, and each actor gave incredible performances, to bring this character to life.
Source : ScreenRant