Millicent Simmonds & Noah Jupe Interview: A Quiet Place

Millicent Simmonds is a deaf actress. She drew recognition for her performance in 2017’s Wonderstruck, which led to several award nominations for best youth performance. Noah Jupe is an English actor known for his performance in the TV series, Night Manager. Both will be appearing in A Quiet Place, which comes out in theaters on April 6, 2018.

Screen Rant got a chance to talk to Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe on press day, where we discussed whether or not they are fans of horror movies, what it was like working with John on set, and what they would like to see going forward in this movie universe.

Brilliant performances. This movie was incredible. Now I have to ask, are you guys fans of horror movies?

Noah Jupe: No. Not at all. I’m actually a bit of a scaredy cat. If I’m watching a horror movie, even if I know how the monster has been made, I will still probably have nightmares a few nights from it.

Millicent Simmonds: I’m actually a fan of horror films. I just watched Cloverfield and Get Out and Noah’s recent movie Suburbicon and they were all really good.

That’s amazing. So, with a film like this and Get Out, they are both intelligent horror movies and John had great praise for you guys. He said that you did an excellent job. So, tell me. Do you guys have any stories about working with John on set?

Noah Jupe: Um, well, he’s just, he’s very, he knows what he wants and he was always coming up to us, taking us aside, talking to us, talking us through scenes. He’s that kind of person that explains it so well that I was like, “Yeah. I know what you mean.” And he was great at debating and he was great at listening and saying, “Really? That’s how you feel. Why don’t we try to mix them together?” You know, creating solutions and compromises. And that’s what I liked about him.

How about you? Because I know John said that you were even better than he imagined for this character and that, there was a scene on a bridge where he had to give you direction on just how to walk, and you nailed it. So, any stories about John?

Millicent Simmonds: Well, there was one moment that I found, when I was walking into the house, into the basement for the first time. In that scene, I’m walking. And every take he would come behind me and grab me. One time I was a little tired. We had done a lot of takes and I got to the door. He came out of the dark and he just grabbed me and I screamed and I looked up and it was John. He was laughing so hard. He just caught me off my guard, so I’ll never forget that. And then, for the rest of the day, I was like I’m not going near that guy. I don’t want to expect.

[laughs] Now, with this film, it’s left open ended what happens at the end. If you had it your way, would you like to see a prequel for this movie or would you like to see a sequel for what happens where we leave it?

Noah Jupe: I’d like to see, personally, a prequel. Like, how they started off and how they got to this place. That would be what I would prefer.

Millicent Simmonds: Me too. I’d like a prequel. I want to know how we got here. I want to see what the family was like and who their friends were and what their life was before this tragedy hit and I want to see how they handle situations back then.

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Key Release Dates
  • A Quiet Place (2018) release date: Apr 06, 2018
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