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Orphan: First
Kill's Isabelle
Fuhrman On
Playing The Same
Role Years Later
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.