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Orphan: First
Kill's Isabelle
Fuhrman On
Playing The Same
Role Years Later
By TIM LAMMERS
For the first time since 2009, Isabelle Fuhrman gets the chance to play the chilling role of Esther — a murderous 33-year-old woman with dwarfism pretending to be a child — in the new prequel movie “Orphan: First Kill.” Fuhrman was 10 when she brought the seemingly 9-year-old orphan girl to life, and now she must recreate the character as an adult.
"Orphan: First Kill,” kicks off just months ahead of the events of "Orphan," and we learn at the very beginning that Leena Klammer (Fuhrman) is a violent patient in an insane asylum who makes a bloody escape and assumes the identity of Esther. Being that Isabelle Fuhrman was a child when she first played Esther, she clearly approached the role from a much different angle as an adult.
Fuhrman reveals that in “Orphan” she was “treading softly” as an actor because it was her first introduction to a movie set, saying, "You don't know how much freedom you have in your character and what you can play with.” Remarkably, Fuhrman's 9-year-old look in "Orphan: First Kill" was recreated with camera tricks and basic measures to make herself look shorter than her co-stars.