Elsie Fisher Would Like To Cast Jennifer Coolidge To Play Her In Her Biopic

    The Eighth Grade actor discusses staring in My Best Friend's Exorcism, a love of horror, and how she can't stop quoting Borat.

    You may recognize the wonderfully talented actor Elsie Fisher from roles in Eighth Grade, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Castle Rock.

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    Elsie's latest film foray, My Best Friend's Exorcism, an '80s horror comedy based on the best-selling novel by Grady Hendrix, arrives on Prime Video September 30, just in time for spooky season.

    Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller sit on a bed

    On the eve of My Best Friend's Exorcism's release, I chatted with Elsie about all of her favorite movies.

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    Here's my conversation with Elsie about all things movies:

    1. Matthew Huff: What movies did you watch to help you prepare for the role?

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    Matthew Macfadyen stands on his phone at a wedding

    2. MH: My Best Friend's Exorcism is a horror comedy, but are you a big horror fan separately of starring in this film?

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    3. MH: What kind of movies do you think your character Abby would like?

    Corinne Marchand looks at a broken window

    4. MH: What's the last great movie you've watched that you weren't a part of making?

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    5. MH: What's a movie you loved and watched often as a kid?

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    6. MH: What's one movie role you would love to play?

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    7. MH: If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only watch three movies for the rest of your life, what would they be?

    Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen dance together
    Mr. Fox and Kylie stand together
    Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little stand in a town street

    8. MH: What is something that is coming out that you're excited to watch?

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    9. MH: What's one movie that you loved and feel like not enough people have seen?

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    10. MH: What's an older movie that's on your to-watch list?

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    11. MH: What's the last film that made you laugh?

    Jack Nance in Eraserhead

    12. MH: What's the last movie that made you cry?

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    13. MH: What's your comfort movie? Something you could curl up with at the end of a bad day.

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    14. MH: What movie do you quote the most often?

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    15. MH: What's an existing movie franchise that you'd like to join as a new character?

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    16. MH: What's a movie you pretend to have watched, but haven't actually seen?

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    17. MH: Who would you want to play you in a movie?

    18. MH: If you could invite three actors/directors, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be?

    19. MH: Lastly, what is one movie that made you want to be an actor?

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    Stream Elsie Fisher's latest film, My Best Friend's Exorcism, now on Prime Video.

    Cathy Ang, Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, and Rachel Ogechi Kanu walk down the hall of a high school

    This interview has been edited and condensed.

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