Geraldine Viswanathan spoke to Solzy at the Movies on the red carpet prior to the world premiere of Bad Education in Toronto last year.
How did working on Bad Education compare to Blockers?
Geraldine Viswanathan: I would say pretty different. Blockers was my first American movie and that was more like an ensemble with the girls it was more of a comedy. I feel like this leans more into the dramatic side and this is also based on a true story. It’s pretty different.
What was it that attracted you to the character in the script?
Geraldine Viswanathan: I thought that she was really kind of bold in how she just went after the story and quite—I mean, I just thought that she was a strong character. I thought my relationship with her dad was really interesting, too, in how she had been through a similar sort of scandal in a personal life. She also just seemed kind of a little bit socially off, which I had fun playing because it was just different.
How honored are you to be here with two films during the festival on top of being named a Rising Star?
Geraldine Viswanathan: It’s completely crazy. I feel insanely honored. What a special first TIFF experience. I’m just so excited to celebrate these movies. I have so much love for them both. The Rising Star was cool. I got to meet so many other creatives.