Maika Monroe opens up on It Follows sequel: It's so good. I'm so excited

Although she had her doubts on the idea of a sequel, she cast it aside after reading the script
Maika Monroe opens up on It Follows sequel: It's so good. I'm so excited

After getting recognised for her role in It Follows, actor Maika Monroe is getting ready to play her iconic role again in the much-awaited follow-up. Jamie "Jay" Height, played by Monroe in the 2014 original, talked excitedly about getting back to work with writer-director David Robert Mitchell in the unsettling universe of It Follows.

In an interview with Deadline, she expressed confidence in Mitchell's vision for the sequel."David is brilliant. I mean, he is brilliant," Monroe emphasized adding, "The whole movie transformed at that point. It was changing the game in the genre, and he wouldn't ever make a sequel if he didn't think it was going to top it."

Although she had her doubts on the idea of a sequel, she cast it aside after reading the script. She said, "It's so good. I'm so excited," hinting at the script's intensity and the evolution of her character.

Reflecting on her return to the role of Jay Height, Monroe hinted at unexpected developments in the interview. "I think where you'll meet Jay at this point is maybe not what's expected, but it's so cool," she teased.

"It's just, of course, as everyone says for sequels, literally, though, is just bigger and darker," she continued. "Reading it was the craziest thing ever."

Monroe emphasised how excited she is about the opportunities and fulfilment this work will provide. "It's been a long time since I've been this excited to delve into something," she said.

"There's a lot there to play with, and I think it's going to be incredibly challenging, for sure, but so fulfilling," she stated.

It Follows, released in 2014, stars Maika Monroe as a young woman who is pursued by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter. Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe appear in supporting roles.

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