Devs. Devs star Cailee Spaeny talks about her eagerness to work with Alex Garland on the FX on Hulu series, why she plays a male character, and The Craft reboot. So even though he believes in determinism, Forest was going to be able to craft a version of reality that was exactly the same except for the car crash, and go there?That’s exactly right. It was pretty obvious from the beginning that each episode would have a lot of original score written for it. The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. SPAENY: I’m so new to this industry that I think it’s so cool to be here, at all. He is a young, brilliant, and stubborn employee who works in Amaya’s secret development division. When Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Devs premiered last month (as the start of the new FX on Hulu imprint), I was dazzled by the presentation of the story, but just as frequently puzzled about what exactly was happening, and why. It was incredible. How did we get here?” I’ve never experienced that on a set, with him being in love with our work and what we brought to the table, and vice versa for him. She tells him he can re-join the project if he proves his faith in the many-worlds interpretation by standing at a perilous height overlooking a dam , proposing that he will only be conscious of … We drove 25 hours and slept in random family’s houses, that we barely knew, for four months, in one room on cots and on air mattresses. Above a certain age, there’s all these things that happen to boys that have to do with shoulders and the structure of their face, and having to do with things like shaving. I’m usually on some level trying to be subversive. This suggests Lyndon is female. If you go back in history, witches are just women who are persecuted for being independent and having their own ideas. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Some … 'Wonder Woman 1984': How Does Steve Trevor's Return Work Exactly? I feel that, too. It really is San Junipero like another user said, and I'm sure the government would want to do all kinds of stuff with this eternal life that is only given for 2 people on Earth, lol. That’s another thing that technology is great for. The data on my HD recorder displayed the elapsed time of the recording as 1 hour, but when it finished at 45 mins I thought the unit had missed the start. The thing I’m looking for is a slightly dreamlike, shifting sense of surrealism, where you can move quite naturally between something that seems very normal and day-to-day, and something that feels deeply hallucinogenic. I was like, “This is fun. He just said, “I want you to play a guy.” And I said, “Okay.” So, I went around and hung out in coffee shops and thought about physicality, but at the end of the day, there’s not really much that’s inherently different, between men and women. It was a wild ride, but I felt so honored to be a part of it, working with people, like Nick Offerman, Alison Pill and Stephen Henderson. July 2, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson, signs the Civil Rights Act into law; Title VII bans employment discrimination based on race, religion, national origin or sex. 1 If The Craft was about finding the individual strength to stand against your tribe, then Legacy is about standing with your tribe against the systemic injustices that threaten you all. His line came out of me thinking, “Shit, that’s my day job.”. It could tell you what Jesus was actually like, what did he actually say, how did life on this planet actually originate? I think it’s really smart to re-tell it today. Lyndon Gender In the short description for Episode 6 it says: "Lyndon breaks into Stewart's Winnebago and asks him to help her get her Devs job back, as she is … I felt like if you placed this person here as this recurring theme that you’re refusing to acknowledge in a narrative way, he’s always being dealt with in an inconsequential way. It was a really wide-ranging brief. He’s one of those people, where I’m like, “Anything you want, let’s go. I just wanna be on a set. “Weird” is a word you’ve used a lot already in this conversation, and one that comes to mind when I watch this show and your films, like Annihilation. Cailee Spaeny is an American actress and singer. So this was the deus bit of the deus ex machina. It wasn’t what felt possible. And then he’d be able to experience the unfolding of his life exactly as if the thing never happened. The aggressive behavior that you find in men, you can find in women. What was their genesis?That’s a really good example of the way I work, actually. Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. (Photo: Raymond Liu/FX) Though much of the first season of Devs has crawled forward, its finale quickened the pace before bringing life to a screeching halt. The “Mercury 13” may have had the right stuff, but for NASA they were the wrong gender. Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. It just works in a different way. The second episode of Devs may have clued fans into the big coding project the tech company, Amaya, is working on. SPAENY: Yeah. Cailee Spaeny, Actress: On the Basis of Sex. You’d have to say, “We are only going to follow a story of a young woman attempting to unravel what happened to her partner,” rather than have a strange relationship between two software engineers. What was it like to do the upcoming remake of The Craft? You cast a female actor, Cailee Spaeny, to play Lyndon, who’s referred to by others with male pronouns. But like all good Garland c… Also, I think they were well-complemented by [Insects members] Bob [Locke] and Tim [Norfolk]. Every day, for six months, as a cast, we were like, “Can you believe that we’re doing this? Garland pulls of an interesting experiment by casting a female (Cailee Spaeny) in the role of Lyndon, a male member of the Devs team and a child prodigy. The storyteller, who probably thinks of themselves as omniscient, is just 50 percent of the whole deal. to lead something like that. Was Forest’s original plan always to project himself into the machine at the end?It’s always his plan, because this is how he gets to actually be with his daughter again, rather than just watch his daughter. I’m so honored. The youngest of the Devs and (for those who have watched at least as far as episode 6): The one who discovered that the key to getting the Devs system to work without error, was to model a 'many worlds' version of reality rather than trying to restrict it to a version of reality that only precisely mirrored our own, for which Forest fired him after the 'perfect Jesus' demonstration. The thing that changes for Forest is that he has adhered to a view of quantum mechanics that does not include many worlds. So he has to accept a different version. I just let the gender thing go. I was like, “It’s never gonna happen, but this is fun.” I remember calling my agent, a month before I booked Pacific Rim, which was my first project, and I begged her, “Please just let me be an extra. What was that character’s gender meant to be? There is a Chekhov’s Gun in this, actually — in a weird way, it’s the homeless guy Pete. It was a process, really. He trusted us with these characters and believed in us. The miniseries’ finale premiered today. I just feel so lucky to have opportunities like this. Cailee Spaeny is an American actress and singer. The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. I just didn’t feel at home. It would enter all parts of the story. SPAENY: I watched it, and we definitely wanted to respect it, as much as possible. And weirdness is a form of subversion. It was a process, really. It taught me early on that my intentions weren’t that important. If I set myself the task of “I’m now going to re-edit it as a two-hour movie,” I can tell you, flat out, I wouldn’t be able to do it. How was this role presented? (Photo: Raymond Liu/FX) Though much of the first season of Devs has crawled forward, its finale quickened the pace before bringing life to a screeching halt.As both Forest (Nick Offerman) and Katie (Alison Pill) waited for Lily (Sonoya Mizuno) to enter the Devs facility, we waited as well for an event of cataclysmic proportions, an event that defies big technology and major advances. But at the end of the day, they’re just humans with wants and needs. But I’ve learned to accept it. We first hear the line “open the bruise up, and let some of the bruise blood come out to show them,” followed by some raspy breathing sounds, all while we glimpse what appears to be an indigenous camp, someone sitting by some water, and the San Francisco skyline. Forest’s dismay over his entire belief system being proven wrong is short-lived, because Devs coder Stewart (Stephen McKinley Henderson) sabotages the magnetic lift they’re riding in, killing both Forest and Lily. There were a lot of nos and a lot of rejection, but I was young. Personally, I can’t imagine how to do it as film. I always thought Lyndon was a very feminine boy but just put it down to youthful androgyny. How cool is this guy? He did so by allowing Devs to incorporate data not only from this world, but from every possible universe. But television is a different medium, and it gives different space. I just simply don’t know. It came to me with a slight sense of surprise, I guess, and that then led to that line. (I guess that’s just what was determined.) But it was almost as simple as: It made me laugh. Lyndon, still looking for a way back into Devs, for some reason suggests this dam as a chatting spot with Katie. It knows sisterhood is bigger than a single gender — it’s a bond of trust, one the movie stretches to include former bully Timmy (after a spell makes him “woke”). We talked about some of the motifs, like repetition. We’re definitely trying to say some things about the times that we’re in now, using that story and that vessel. You cast a female actor, Cailee Spaeny, to play Lyndon, who’s referred to by others with male pronouns. As Lily gets in deeper and the extent of Amaya CEO Forest’s (Nick Offerman) commitment to the Devs project is pushed to the limit, the success of the company’s covert work is threatened, which could result in dire consequences for everyone. Jay Reeves on 'Safety,' Learning from Zendaya, and Being a "Poised and Chilling" Captain, 'Mank' Actor Tom Pelphrey on His 90-Minute Zoom Audition with David Fincher, The Collider Podcast, Ep. Devs has precisely one blockbusting scene (the motorway sequence with Lily and Kenton). When the Devs system first starts working, Stewart and Lyndon use it to see Christ on the cross. If Ex Machina is about a man who is trying to act as if he’s God via technology and science, I thought there’s a companion story, which is about people not trying to act as if they’re God, but trying to create God. Lyndon is still dead in the real world and there wasn't any indicator that the Lyndon in the simulation was aware of the real world, right? I thought Lyndon was around 16 year old and an androgynous boy/girl. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Devs, now streaming on FX on Hulu. Garland pulls of an interesting experiment by casting a female (Cailee Spaeny) in the role of Lyndon, a male member of the Devs team and a child prodigy. People like to hate on them, but it’s the stories we keep re-telling, for a reason. You wouldn’t be able to hold on a shot as long as I wanted to, to sustain a cue as long. The Devs machine allows Forest and his lieutenant, Katie (Alison Pill), to see any moment in the past, present, or future, which only supports Forest’s faith in a determinist view of the universe, where free will is an illusion. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. It’s really sweet. You’ve just gotta make sure that you have a connection with that person. Christina Radish is a Senior Reporter at Collider. What was that character’s gender meant to be? As … I hope we get to work again together. Really, she just stood there and I chatted to her, and she sometimes looked up and down. Cailee Spaeny is an American famed star of 2018’s Steven S. DeKnight’s 2018 science fiction action monster movie ”Pacific Rim Uprising”, in which she played the breakthrough role as Amara Namani. If The Craft was about finding the individual strength to stand against your tribe, then Legacy is about standing with your tribe against the systemic injustices that threaten you all. Right from the beginning, that was the thought process. Back at the Devs lab, Lyndon’s trailblazing work only gets him fired because it is at odds with Forest’s deterministic De Broglie-Bohm theories. I’m just 21 years old, soaking it all in, like a sponge. I think it’s so cool. Those are our modern day witches. He took a little notepad and he drew pictures. ... gender issues don't really matter! He just wanted this innocent person that you fell in love with. Is there something in particular you would point to that could only be told in the TV version of this story?Almost everything. I play a male on the show, who’s a tech genius, so that’s very different from who I am. SPAENY: The character was very differently written, in his mid-20s with a shaved head and tattoos. But the tale concludes with both finding themselves inside the machine itself, living in an alternate reality where none of the show’s events happened. Collider: When Devs came your way, what did you find most appealing about it? Cailee Spaeny, Actress: On the Basis of Sex. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Whenever we, as a cast, would get confused about where we were or what story we were telling, we just came back to that. SPAENY: That was just a whole other ball game. The dynamic between Stewart and Lyndon is so interesting. Why did you want so many things made of gold in and around the Devs building?The idea was all about trying to make the science-heart of the story as beautiful and weird and kind of poetic as possible. It would be able to explain so many things. He is terse, dry and dangerous and the head of security at Amaya. There was a particular quality of youth that I was hunting for, and it just occurred to me at a certain point, “What if I cast a young woman to play this boy?” I discussed that with the casting director, Carmen Cuba, and she said, “You should meet this actress, Cailee Spaeny.” And as she walked through the door, I thought, “Yeah, that’s him. I haven’t been in this career long enough to be that picky, at this time. And we don’t mention it, in the show. I did that for four years, until someone said yes to me. And it’s how to drift between those two spaces without the whole thing falling to bits. They’re just generations that have these differences, but at the core, they’re best friends, at the end of the day. And to be a part of something that’s so loved, who wouldn’t wanna do it? All of that would be pretty remarkable, let alone the ability to look into the future. In all other mentions of Lyndon he is referred to as male (at the beginning even explicitly stating he is male, although being played by … Another theatrical one is deus ex machina. It’s where he puts all of his passion. When that came your way, were you hesitant about being a part of a remake? Meanwhile, Lyndon has just made a huge discovery at Devs, which we don’t yet know about, and gleefully embraces Stewart. It’s just there. There’s a true human heartbeat throughout the show. » DEVS - new mystery starts 15 April 2020 @ 9pm on BBC2. Was any part of it real, or was it all made digitally?It’s all VFX. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. The series is eight episodes, and it goes through all sorts of different states. Just spotted this. I hope she gets more screen time and development, same goes for the rest of those working at devs. The Second Coming In typical Devs fashion, episode 8 … She certainly had me fooled as well. Later, we hear Jesus speaking in Aramaic. I think they’re exceptional composers. The light should go down, and not up, and it’ll give this weird sense of the trees being cut in half, and this weird darkness above.” We said that sounded great, and then he went off and did them. The show was created by Alex Garland, whose recent movies "Annihilation" (2018) and "Ex Machina" (2014) also tackle sci-fi themes through the lens of intimate character-driven stories. What did you tell the team that you wanted Devs to sound like?We start talking about it and working on it even before preproduction starts. The ‘Ex Machina’ writer-director explains the mysteries of his latest sci-fi thriller, the FX on Hulu series that concludes today. 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The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. SPAENY: I’m so new to this industry that I think it’s so cool to be here, at all. He is a young, brilliant, and stubborn employee who works in Amaya’s secret development division. When Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Devs premiered last month (as the start of the new FX on Hulu imprint), I was dazzled by the presentation of the story, but just as frequently puzzled about what exactly was happening, and why. It was incredible. How did we get here?” I’ve never experienced that on a set, with him being in love with our work and what we brought to the table, and vice versa for him. She tells him he can re-join the project if he proves his faith in the many-worlds interpretation by standing at a perilous height overlooking a dam , proposing that he will only be conscious of … We drove 25 hours and slept in random family’s houses, that we barely knew, for four months, in one room on cots and on air mattresses. Above a certain age, there’s all these things that happen to boys that have to do with shoulders and the structure of their face, and having to do with things like shaving. I’m usually on some level trying to be subversive. This suggests Lyndon is female. If you go back in history, witches are just women who are persecuted for being independent and having their own ideas. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Some … 'Wonder Woman 1984': How Does Steve Trevor's Return Work Exactly? I feel that, too. It really is San Junipero like another user said, and I'm sure the government would want to do all kinds of stuff with this eternal life that is only given for 2 people on Earth, lol. That’s another thing that technology is great for. The data on my HD recorder displayed the elapsed time of the recording as 1 hour, but when it finished at 45 mins I thought the unit had missed the start. The thing I’m looking for is a slightly dreamlike, shifting sense of surrealism, where you can move quite naturally between something that seems very normal and day-to-day, and something that feels deeply hallucinogenic. I was like, “This is fun. He just said, “I want you to play a guy.” And I said, “Okay.” So, I went around and hung out in coffee shops and thought about physicality, but at the end of the day, there’s not really much that’s inherently different, between men and women. It was a wild ride, but I felt so honored to be a part of it, working with people, like Nick Offerman, Alison Pill and Stephen Henderson. July 2, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson, signs the Civil Rights Act into law; Title VII bans employment discrimination based on race, religion, national origin or sex. 1 If The Craft was about finding the individual strength to stand against your tribe, then Legacy is about standing with your tribe against the systemic injustices that threaten you all. His line came out of me thinking, “Shit, that’s my day job.”. It could tell you what Jesus was actually like, what did he actually say, how did life on this planet actually originate? I think it’s really smart to re-tell it today. Lyndon Gender In the short description for Episode 6 it says: "Lyndon breaks into Stewart's Winnebago and asks him to help her get her Devs job back, as she is … I felt like if you placed this person here as this recurring theme that you’re refusing to acknowledge in a narrative way, he’s always being dealt with in an inconsequential way. It was a really wide-ranging brief. He’s one of those people, where I’m like, “Anything you want, let’s go. I just wanna be on a set. “Weird” is a word you’ve used a lot already in this conversation, and one that comes to mind when I watch this show and your films, like Annihilation. Cailee Spaeny is an American actress and singer. So this was the deus bit of the deus ex machina. It wasn’t what felt possible. And then he’d be able to experience the unfolding of his life exactly as if the thing never happened. The aggressive behavior that you find in men, you can find in women. What was their genesis?That’s a really good example of the way I work, actually. Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. (Photo: Raymond Liu/FX) Though much of the first season of Devs has crawled forward, its finale quickened the pace before bringing life to a screeching halt. The “Mercury 13” may have had the right stuff, but for NASA they were the wrong gender. Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. It just works in a different way. The second episode of Devs may have clued fans into the big coding project the tech company, Amaya, is working on. SPAENY: Yeah. Cailee Spaeny, Actress: On the Basis of Sex. You’d have to say, “We are only going to follow a story of a young woman attempting to unravel what happened to her partner,” rather than have a strange relationship between two software engineers. What was it like to do the upcoming remake of The Craft? You cast a female actor, Cailee Spaeny, to play Lyndon, who’s referred to by others with male pronouns. But like all good Garland c… Also, I think they were well-complemented by [Insects members] Bob [Locke] and Tim [Norfolk]. Every day, for six months, as a cast, we were like, “Can you believe that we’re doing this? Garland pulls of an interesting experiment by casting a female (Cailee Spaeny) in the role of Lyndon, a male member of the Devs team and a child prodigy. The storyteller, who probably thinks of themselves as omniscient, is just 50 percent of the whole deal. to lead something like that. Was Forest’s original plan always to project himself into the machine at the end?It’s always his plan, because this is how he gets to actually be with his daughter again, rather than just watch his daughter. I’m so honored. The youngest of the Devs and (for those who have watched at least as far as episode 6): The one who discovered that the key to getting the Devs system to work without error, was to model a 'many worlds' version of reality rather than trying to restrict it to a version of reality that only precisely mirrored our own, for which Forest fired him after the 'perfect Jesus' demonstration. The thing that changes for Forest is that he has adhered to a view of quantum mechanics that does not include many worlds. So he has to accept a different version. I just let the gender thing go. I was like, “It’s never gonna happen, but this is fun.” I remember calling my agent, a month before I booked Pacific Rim, which was my first project, and I begged her, “Please just let me be an extra. What was that character’s gender meant to be? There is a Chekhov’s Gun in this, actually — in a weird way, it’s the homeless guy Pete. It was a process, really. He trusted us with these characters and believed in us. The miniseries’ finale premiered today. I just feel so lucky to have opportunities like this. Cailee Spaeny is an American actress and singer. The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. I just didn’t feel at home. It would enter all parts of the story. SPAENY: I watched it, and we definitely wanted to respect it, as much as possible. And weirdness is a form of subversion. It was a process, really. It taught me early on that my intentions weren’t that important. If I set myself the task of “I’m now going to re-edit it as a two-hour movie,” I can tell you, flat out, I wouldn’t be able to do it. How was this role presented? (Photo: Raymond Liu/FX) Though much of the first season of Devs has crawled forward, its finale quickened the pace before bringing life to a screeching halt.As both Forest (Nick Offerman) and Katie (Alison Pill) waited for Lily (Sonoya Mizuno) to enter the Devs facility, we waited as well for an event of cataclysmic proportions, an event that defies big technology and major advances. But at the end of the day, they’re just humans with wants and needs. But I’ve learned to accept it. We first hear the line “open the bruise up, and let some of the bruise blood come out to show them,” followed by some raspy breathing sounds, all while we glimpse what appears to be an indigenous camp, someone sitting by some water, and the San Francisco skyline. Forest’s dismay over his entire belief system being proven wrong is short-lived, because Devs coder Stewart (Stephen McKinley Henderson) sabotages the magnetic lift they’re riding in, killing both Forest and Lily. There were a lot of nos and a lot of rejection, but I was young. Personally, I can’t imagine how to do it as film. I always thought Lyndon was a very feminine boy but just put it down to youthful androgyny. How cool is this guy? He did so by allowing Devs to incorporate data not only from this world, but from every possible universe. But television is a different medium, and it gives different space. I just simply don’t know. It came to me with a slight sense of surprise, I guess, and that then led to that line. (I guess that’s just what was determined.) But it was almost as simple as: It made me laugh. Lyndon, still looking for a way back into Devs, for some reason suggests this dam as a chatting spot with Katie. It knows sisterhood is bigger than a single gender — it’s a bond of trust, one the movie stretches to include former bully Timmy (after a spell makes him “woke”). We talked about some of the motifs, like repetition. We’re definitely trying to say some things about the times that we’re in now, using that story and that vessel. You cast a female actor, Cailee Spaeny, to play Lyndon, who’s referred to by others with male pronouns. As Lily gets in deeper and the extent of Amaya CEO Forest’s (Nick Offerman) commitment to the Devs project is pushed to the limit, the success of the company’s covert work is threatened, which could result in dire consequences for everyone. Jay Reeves on 'Safety,' Learning from Zendaya, and Being a "Poised and Chilling" Captain, 'Mank' Actor Tom Pelphrey on His 90-Minute Zoom Audition with David Fincher, The Collider Podcast, Ep. Devs has precisely one blockbusting scene (the motorway sequence with Lily and Kenton). When the Devs system first starts working, Stewart and Lyndon use it to see Christ on the cross. If Ex Machina is about a man who is trying to act as if he’s God via technology and science, I thought there’s a companion story, which is about people not trying to act as if they’re God, but trying to create God. Lyndon is still dead in the real world and there wasn't any indicator that the Lyndon in the simulation was aware of the real world, right? I thought Lyndon was around 16 year old and an androgynous boy/girl. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Devs, now streaming on FX on Hulu. Garland pulls of an interesting experiment by casting a female (Cailee Spaeny) in the role of Lyndon, a male member of the Devs team and a child prodigy. People like to hate on them, but it’s the stories we keep re-telling, for a reason. You wouldn’t be able to hold on a shot as long as I wanted to, to sustain a cue as long. The Devs machine allows Forest and his lieutenant, Katie (Alison Pill), to see any moment in the past, present, or future, which only supports Forest’s faith in a determinist view of the universe, where free will is an illusion. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. It’s really sweet. You’ve just gotta make sure that you have a connection with that person. Christina Radish is a Senior Reporter at Collider. What was that character’s gender meant to be? As … I hope we get to work again together. Really, she just stood there and I chatted to her, and she sometimes looked up and down. Cailee Spaeny is an American famed star of 2018’s Steven S. DeKnight’s 2018 science fiction action monster movie ”Pacific Rim Uprising”, in which she played the breakthrough role as Amara Namani. If The Craft was about finding the individual strength to stand against your tribe, then Legacy is about standing with your tribe against the systemic injustices that threaten you all. Right from the beginning, that was the thought process. Back at the Devs lab, Lyndon’s trailblazing work only gets him fired because it is at odds with Forest’s deterministic De Broglie-Bohm theories. I’m just 21 years old, soaking it all in, like a sponge. I think it’s so cool. Those are our modern day witches. He took a little notepad and he drew pictures. ... gender issues don't really matter! He just wanted this innocent person that you fell in love with. Is there something in particular you would point to that could only be told in the TV version of this story?Almost everything. I play a male on the show, who’s a tech genius, so that’s very different from who I am. SPAENY: The character was very differently written, in his mid-20s with a shaved head and tattoos. But the tale concludes with both finding themselves inside the machine itself, living in an alternate reality where none of the show’s events happened. Collider: When Devs came your way, what did you find most appealing about it? Cailee Spaeny, Actress: On the Basis of Sex. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Whenever we, as a cast, would get confused about where we were or what story we were telling, we just came back to that. SPAENY: That was just a whole other ball game. The dynamic between Stewart and Lyndon is so interesting. Why did you want so many things made of gold in and around the Devs building?The idea was all about trying to make the science-heart of the story as beautiful and weird and kind of poetic as possible. It would be able to explain so many things. He is terse, dry and dangerous and the head of security at Amaya. There was a particular quality of youth that I was hunting for, and it just occurred to me at a certain point, “What if I cast a young woman to play this boy?” I discussed that with the casting director, Carmen Cuba, and she said, “You should meet this actress, Cailee Spaeny.” And as she walked through the door, I thought, “Yeah, that’s him. I haven’t been in this career long enough to be that picky, at this time. And we don’t mention it, in the show. I did that for four years, until someone said yes to me. And it’s how to drift between those two spaces without the whole thing falling to bits. They’re just generations that have these differences, but at the core, they’re best friends, at the end of the day. And to be a part of something that’s so loved, who wouldn’t wanna do it? All of that would be pretty remarkable, let alone the ability to look into the future. In all other mentions of Lyndon he is referred to as male (at the beginning even explicitly stating he is male, although being played by … Another theatrical one is deus ex machina. It’s where he puts all of his passion. When that came your way, were you hesitant about being a part of a remake? Meanwhile, Lyndon has just made a huge discovery at Devs, which we don’t yet know about, and gleefully embraces Stewart. It’s just there. There’s a true human heartbeat throughout the show. » DEVS - new mystery starts 15 April 2020 @ 9pm on BBC2. Was any part of it real, or was it all made digitally?It’s all VFX. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. The series is eight episodes, and it goes through all sorts of different states. Just spotted this. I hope she gets more screen time and development, same goes for the rest of those working at devs. The Second Coming In typical Devs fashion, episode 8 … She certainly had me fooled as well. Later, we hear Jesus speaking in Aramaic. I think they’re exceptional composers. The light should go down, and not up, and it’ll give this weird sense of the trees being cut in half, and this weird darkness above.” We said that sounded great, and then he went off and did them. The show was created by Alex Garland, whose recent movies "Annihilation" (2018) and "Ex Machina" (2014) also tackle sci-fi themes through the lens of intimate character-driven stories. What did you tell the team that you wanted Devs to sound like?We start talking about it and working on it even before preproduction starts. The ‘Ex Machina’ writer-director explains the mysteries of his latest sci-fi thriller, the FX on Hulu series that concludes today. 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It was pretty obvious from the beginning that each episode would have a lot of original score written for it. The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. SPAENY: I’m so new to this industry that I think it’s so cool to be here, at all. He is a young, brilliant, and stubborn employee who works in Amaya’s secret development division. When Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Devs premiered last month (as the start of the new FX on Hulu imprint), I was dazzled by the presentation of the story, but just as frequently puzzled about what exactly was happening, and why. It was incredible. How did we get here?” I’ve never experienced that on a set, with him being in love with our work and what we brought to the table, and vice versa for him. She tells him he can re-join the project if he proves his faith in the many-worlds interpretation by standing at a perilous height overlooking a dam , proposing that he will only be conscious of … We drove 25 hours and slept in random family’s houses, that we barely knew, for four months, in one room on cots and on air mattresses. Above a certain age, there’s all these things that happen to boys that have to do with shoulders and the structure of their face, and having to do with things like shaving. I’m usually on some level trying to be subversive. This suggests Lyndon is female. If you go back in history, witches are just women who are persecuted for being independent and having their own ideas. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Some … 'Wonder Woman 1984': How Does Steve Trevor's Return Work Exactly? I feel that, too. It really is San Junipero like another user said, and I'm sure the government would want to do all kinds of stuff with this eternal life that is only given for 2 people on Earth, lol. That’s another thing that technology is great for. The data on my HD recorder displayed the elapsed time of the recording as 1 hour, but when it finished at 45 mins I thought the unit had missed the start. The thing I’m looking for is a slightly dreamlike, shifting sense of surrealism, where you can move quite naturally between something that seems very normal and day-to-day, and something that feels deeply hallucinogenic. I was like, “This is fun. He just said, “I want you to play a guy.” And I said, “Okay.” So, I went around and hung out in coffee shops and thought about physicality, but at the end of the day, there’s not really much that’s inherently different, between men and women. It was a wild ride, but I felt so honored to be a part of it, working with people, like Nick Offerman, Alison Pill and Stephen Henderson. July 2, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson, signs the Civil Rights Act into law; Title VII bans employment discrimination based on race, religion, national origin or sex. 1 If The Craft was about finding the individual strength to stand against your tribe, then Legacy is about standing with your tribe against the systemic injustices that threaten you all. His line came out of me thinking, “Shit, that’s my day job.”. It could tell you what Jesus was actually like, what did he actually say, how did life on this planet actually originate? I think it’s really smart to re-tell it today. Lyndon Gender In the short description for Episode 6 it says: "Lyndon breaks into Stewart's Winnebago and asks him to help her get her Devs job back, as she is … I felt like if you placed this person here as this recurring theme that you’re refusing to acknowledge in a narrative way, he’s always being dealt with in an inconsequential way. It was a really wide-ranging brief. He’s one of those people, where I’m like, “Anything you want, let’s go. I just wanna be on a set. “Weird” is a word you’ve used a lot already in this conversation, and one that comes to mind when I watch this show and your films, like Annihilation. Cailee Spaeny is an American actress and singer. So this was the deus bit of the deus ex machina. It wasn’t what felt possible. And then he’d be able to experience the unfolding of his life exactly as if the thing never happened. The aggressive behavior that you find in men, you can find in women. What was their genesis?That’s a really good example of the way I work, actually. Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. (Photo: Raymond Liu/FX) Though much of the first season of Devs has crawled forward, its finale quickened the pace before bringing life to a screeching halt. The “Mercury 13” may have had the right stuff, but for NASA they were the wrong gender. Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. It just works in a different way. The second episode of Devs may have clued fans into the big coding project the tech company, Amaya, is working on. SPAENY: Yeah. Cailee Spaeny, Actress: On the Basis of Sex. You’d have to say, “We are only going to follow a story of a young woman attempting to unravel what happened to her partner,” rather than have a strange relationship between two software engineers. What was it like to do the upcoming remake of The Craft? You cast a female actor, Cailee Spaeny, to play Lyndon, who’s referred to by others with male pronouns. But like all good Garland c… Also, I think they were well-complemented by [Insects members] Bob [Locke] and Tim [Norfolk]. Every day, for six months, as a cast, we were like, “Can you believe that we’re doing this? Garland pulls of an interesting experiment by casting a female (Cailee Spaeny) in the role of Lyndon, a male member of the Devs team and a child prodigy. The storyteller, who probably thinks of themselves as omniscient, is just 50 percent of the whole deal. to lead something like that. Was Forest’s original plan always to project himself into the machine at the end?It’s always his plan, because this is how he gets to actually be with his daughter again, rather than just watch his daughter. I’m so honored. The youngest of the Devs and (for those who have watched at least as far as episode 6): The one who discovered that the key to getting the Devs system to work without error, was to model a 'many worlds' version of reality rather than trying to restrict it to a version of reality that only precisely mirrored our own, for which Forest fired him after the 'perfect Jesus' demonstration. The thing that changes for Forest is that he has adhered to a view of quantum mechanics that does not include many worlds. So he has to accept a different version. I just let the gender thing go. I was like, “It’s never gonna happen, but this is fun.” I remember calling my agent, a month before I booked Pacific Rim, which was my first project, and I begged her, “Please just let me be an extra. What was that character’s gender meant to be? There is a Chekhov’s Gun in this, actually — in a weird way, it’s the homeless guy Pete. It was a process, really. He trusted us with these characters and believed in us. The miniseries’ finale premiered today. I just feel so lucky to have opportunities like this. Cailee Spaeny is an American actress and singer. The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. I just didn’t feel at home. It would enter all parts of the story. SPAENY: I watched it, and we definitely wanted to respect it, as much as possible. And weirdness is a form of subversion. It was a process, really. It taught me early on that my intentions weren’t that important. If I set myself the task of “I’m now going to re-edit it as a two-hour movie,” I can tell you, flat out, I wouldn’t be able to do it. How was this role presented? (Photo: Raymond Liu/FX) Though much of the first season of Devs has crawled forward, its finale quickened the pace before bringing life to a screeching halt.As both Forest (Nick Offerman) and Katie (Alison Pill) waited for Lily (Sonoya Mizuno) to enter the Devs facility, we waited as well for an event of cataclysmic proportions, an event that defies big technology and major advances. But at the end of the day, they’re just humans with wants and needs. But I’ve learned to accept it. We first hear the line “open the bruise up, and let some of the bruise blood come out to show them,” followed by some raspy breathing sounds, all while we glimpse what appears to be an indigenous camp, someone sitting by some water, and the San Francisco skyline. Forest’s dismay over his entire belief system being proven wrong is short-lived, because Devs coder Stewart (Stephen McKinley Henderson) sabotages the magnetic lift they’re riding in, killing both Forest and Lily. There were a lot of nos and a lot of rejection, but I was young. Personally, I can’t imagine how to do it as film. I always thought Lyndon was a very feminine boy but just put it down to youthful androgyny. How cool is this guy? He did so by allowing Devs to incorporate data not only from this world, but from every possible universe. But television is a different medium, and it gives different space. I just simply don’t know. It came to me with a slight sense of surprise, I guess, and that then led to that line. (I guess that’s just what was determined.) But it was almost as simple as: It made me laugh. Lyndon, still looking for a way back into Devs, for some reason suggests this dam as a chatting spot with Katie. It knows sisterhood is bigger than a single gender — it’s a bond of trust, one the movie stretches to include former bully Timmy (after a spell makes him “woke”). We talked about some of the motifs, like repetition. We’re definitely trying to say some things about the times that we’re in now, using that story and that vessel. You cast a female actor, Cailee Spaeny, to play Lyndon, who’s referred to by others with male pronouns. As Lily gets in deeper and the extent of Amaya CEO Forest’s (Nick Offerman) commitment to the Devs project is pushed to the limit, the success of the company’s covert work is threatened, which could result in dire consequences for everyone. Jay Reeves on 'Safety,' Learning from Zendaya, and Being a "Poised and Chilling" Captain, 'Mank' Actor Tom Pelphrey on His 90-Minute Zoom Audition with David Fincher, The Collider Podcast, Ep. Devs has precisely one blockbusting scene (the motorway sequence with Lily and Kenton). When the Devs system first starts working, Stewart and Lyndon use it to see Christ on the cross. If Ex Machina is about a man who is trying to act as if he’s God via technology and science, I thought there’s a companion story, which is about people not trying to act as if they’re God, but trying to create God. Lyndon is still dead in the real world and there wasn't any indicator that the Lyndon in the simulation was aware of the real world, right? I thought Lyndon was around 16 year old and an androgynous boy/girl. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Devs, now streaming on FX on Hulu. Garland pulls of an interesting experiment by casting a female (Cailee Spaeny) in the role of Lyndon, a male member of the Devs team and a child prodigy. People like to hate on them, but it’s the stories we keep re-telling, for a reason. You wouldn’t be able to hold on a shot as long as I wanted to, to sustain a cue as long. The Devs machine allows Forest and his lieutenant, Katie (Alison Pill), to see any moment in the past, present, or future, which only supports Forest’s faith in a determinist view of the universe, where free will is an illusion. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. It’s really sweet. You’ve just gotta make sure that you have a connection with that person. Christina Radish is a Senior Reporter at Collider. What was that character’s gender meant to be? As … I hope we get to work again together. Really, she just stood there and I chatted to her, and she sometimes looked up and down. Cailee Spaeny is an American famed star of 2018’s Steven S. DeKnight’s 2018 science fiction action monster movie ”Pacific Rim Uprising”, in which she played the breakthrough role as Amara Namani. If The Craft was about finding the individual strength to stand against your tribe, then Legacy is about standing with your tribe against the systemic injustices that threaten you all. Right from the beginning, that was the thought process. Back at the Devs lab, Lyndon’s trailblazing work only gets him fired because it is at odds with Forest’s deterministic De Broglie-Bohm theories. I’m just 21 years old, soaking it all in, like a sponge. I think it’s so cool. Those are our modern day witches. He took a little notepad and he drew pictures. ... gender issues don't really matter! He just wanted this innocent person that you fell in love with. Is there something in particular you would point to that could only be told in the TV version of this story?Almost everything. I play a male on the show, who’s a tech genius, so that’s very different from who I am. SPAENY: The character was very differently written, in his mid-20s with a shaved head and tattoos. But the tale concludes with both finding themselves inside the machine itself, living in an alternate reality where none of the show’s events happened. Collider: When Devs came your way, what did you find most appealing about it? Cailee Spaeny, Actress: On the Basis of Sex. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Whenever we, as a cast, would get confused about where we were or what story we were telling, we just came back to that. SPAENY: That was just a whole other ball game. The dynamic between Stewart and Lyndon is so interesting. Why did you want so many things made of gold in and around the Devs building?The idea was all about trying to make the science-heart of the story as beautiful and weird and kind of poetic as possible. It would be able to explain so many things. He is terse, dry and dangerous and the head of security at Amaya. There was a particular quality of youth that I was hunting for, and it just occurred to me at a certain point, “What if I cast a young woman to play this boy?” I discussed that with the casting director, Carmen Cuba, and she said, “You should meet this actress, Cailee Spaeny.” And as she walked through the door, I thought, “Yeah, that’s him. I haven’t been in this career long enough to be that picky, at this time. And we don’t mention it, in the show. I did that for four years, until someone said yes to me. And it’s how to drift between those two spaces without the whole thing falling to bits. They’re just generations that have these differences, but at the core, they’re best friends, at the end of the day. And to be a part of something that’s so loved, who wouldn’t wanna do it? All of that would be pretty remarkable, let alone the ability to look into the future. In all other mentions of Lyndon he is referred to as male (at the beginning even explicitly stating he is male, although being played by … Another theatrical one is deus ex machina. It’s where he puts all of his passion. When that came your way, were you hesitant about being a part of a remake? Meanwhile, Lyndon has just made a huge discovery at Devs, which we don’t yet know about, and gleefully embraces Stewart. It’s just there. There’s a true human heartbeat throughout the show. » DEVS - new mystery starts 15 April 2020 @ 9pm on BBC2. Was any part of it real, or was it all made digitally?It’s all VFX. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. The series is eight episodes, and it goes through all sorts of different states. Just spotted this. I hope she gets more screen time and development, same goes for the rest of those working at devs. The Second Coming In typical Devs fashion, episode 8 … She certainly had me fooled as well. Later, we hear Jesus speaking in Aramaic. I think they’re exceptional composers. The light should go down, and not up, and it’ll give this weird sense of the trees being cut in half, and this weird darkness above.” We said that sounded great, and then he went off and did them. The show was created by Alex Garland, whose recent movies "Annihilation" (2018) and "Ex Machina" (2014) also tackle sci-fi themes through the lens of intimate character-driven stories. What did you tell the team that you wanted Devs to sound like?We start talking about it and working on it even before preproduction starts. The ‘Ex Machina’ writer-director explains the mysteries of his latest sci-fi thriller, the FX on Hulu series that concludes today. 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What he is forced to accept in the end is that there will be versions of him that can experience that, but also versions that will not experience that. We want to hear from you! Done!” I went through the process of auditioning. They can score a love scene between Lily and Jamie, and they can score someone getting suffocated to death. When you’re this young, you feel like you’ve seen everything, but they’re worlds ahead of you. Given how poor the picture from the quantum computer was, I wasn't sure whether it was showing Lily's death, or Lyndon's. Should we do uplighters, ’cause they’re kind of spooky? The tree lamps in the forest were particularly spooky. Really, that’s it. At the psychiatrist’s office, Lily explains her history, starting with her past drug use, which seems to be extensive, and her closeness with her family, which she says is lacking. It means Devs was never about predicting past or future, all Forest ever wanted to achieve was to visualize a portion of the past and create an "Import" function. Not a reference to Lyndon but to Lyndon's contirbution. She seems to be gender-nonconforming and I dig it. What do you see as the practical application for the machine, beyond having the world’s greatest high-definition television that can show you any moment from history?That in itself would be a huge practical consideration. During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, actress Cailee Spaeny (who plays Lyndon, a brilliant young employee at Amaya’s secret development division) talked about what made her jump at the opportunity to be a part of Devs, how she related to Lyndon, what led to her playing a male character on the show, and her eagerness to work with Alex Garland again. If you were gonna cut it down to two hours, you’d have to lose an enormous number of the conversations and exchanges the characters have. And within that state, it would be a world of equal status to the world that you and I are talking in right now. The literal center of the Devs set is a prop meant to simulate a quantum computer. She was referring to how their Devs system is a God within itself but only on Lyndon's priciple. I wanna be working with a group of people on one thing. Tales of experiments gone wrong are a staple of science fiction, filled with depictions of scientists flexing their abilities and resources for personal reasons. Add message | Report. She was referring to how their Devs system is a God within itself but only on Lyndon's priciple. Some people are really good at doing that in a loud, obvious, striking way. And I work at a slightly more muted level. Did you refer back to the original film, at all? I got a call about 30 minutes after that audition and got the role, and then dove right in. I was also the youngest one on set, too. But like all good Garland creations, the answers only lead to more questions from the audience. It’s a that I wanna sit down with my friends and family and show them. Sometimes, when something is interpreted in a way I feel may be politically oppositional, then it can be difficult. Some of those cues really stuck with me, like when Kenton shoves Jamie into the bathroom at the end of the fourth episode.One of the things about Geoff and Ben is they’ve got this very, very wide palette. Maybe if Stuart had been given a different motivation for dropping the elevator, like "Devs was responsible for killing Lyndon, so Forrest deserves to die", but just having him say "it was predetermined" doesn't make sense, at least The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. Was there ever a version of this idea in your head that was a feature film, or was it always this miniseries?It was always a TV show. I was like, “Woah, he’s doing a show? The nurturing behavior that you find in women, you can find in men. It’s so cool. I had it in my head that there was a companion piece to Ex Machina. Later, we hear Jesus speaking in Aramaic. When NASA introduced its first astronaut corps in 1959, it was strictly a men’s-only club. The biggest thing was, who am I gonna work with? It was what it was, and the character dressed how they dressed, but I just tried to find the human part of it and the connections that Lyndon as … From creator/writer/director/executive producer Alex Garland, the limited series Devs, which is available to stream at FX on Hulu, follows software engineer Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno), as she tries to investigate the ultra-secretive development division of the cutting-edge tech company that employers her, following the murder of her boyfriend (Karl Glusman). Want more Rolling Stone? It’s a project that I wanna see. How comfortable are you with ambiguity, maybe even bordering on confusion, in the work that you do?In a way that surprised me, I’ve become supercomfortable with it. It’s like the big statue; it half made me laugh or smile, but it was built into the intention of the piece. You don’t see that a lot. We were sitting around having a meeting, me and Lee and the production designers, and saying, “How are we going to light this path? But there was this other aspect, which is thinking that these amazing things are being created called quantum computers, and we apparently live in a quantum mechanical world, and thinking, “Wow, maybe a quantum computer would be the best way of modeling the world we live in.” So it’s not just what the machine can do, it’s how it does it that struck me as strange and interesting. Not a reference to Lyndon but to Lyndon's contirbution. That’s a bit like Chekhov’s Gun. So, I went into the room, and I think I was the first person Alex saw and the last person that he saw. Made by Alex Garland who I think I am meant to know about.I think it is sci-fi rather than crime, but seems to hav I’m interested to see how it turns out. It definitely went multiverse at the end there, which should have meant the simulation wouldn’t break because in some universe, somewhere, Lily would have thrown the gun away like she ended up doing. Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. Oscar Beat: Best Director Predictions — Will Fincher Finally Win? It was so interesting, playing a character that’s so smart, in a lot of ways, but so naive, in other ways. Know Famedstar Cailee Spaeny info such as her Biography,Wiki,Body Statistics,Height,Weight, Measurements,Hair Color,Eye Color,Affairs & more ! SPAENY: I was definitely curious. It was a whirlwind of a process, and we’ve got some exciting things that are coming in that movie, that I think are gonna be cool homages. And we talked about the slightly cult-y, devotional vibe within the company. D&D After you do material that’s as thought-provoking and challenging as Devs, is it hard to then find the next thing interests you because it raises the bar so much? This post contains full spoilers for all eight episodes of Devs. She is also a member of the Critics Choice Association and the Television Critics Association. The start of episode 7 of Devsis perhaps the strangest yet. And then, I begged my mom to drive me to Los Angeles. He is portrayed by Cailee Spaeny. And you and I and everybody would have experienced that when we argued about a book or film or a television show or a piece of music, and of course it’s just completely subjective. I went out to L.A., for the first time, when I was 15 or 16, so it was a youth optimism thing, where I was like, why not? I knew the casting director, Carmen Cuba, who had cast me in Bad Times at the El Royale, and she told me that Alex Garland was doing a show. Send us a tip using our anonymous form. There are people out there who achieve extraordinary things in film, and nothing can change that. Hopefully, I pulled it off, but I think that’s what he was going for. When I mention that, in Devs, actress Cailee Spaeny plays Lyndon, a male engineering prodigy who, in the latest episode, is fired when he tests out Hugh Everett's many-worlds theory on their algorithm, which makes it more functional but also adds another variable -- the multiverse -- that enrages Forest, Garland interrupts me to explain. Motives range from a thirst for power to a savior complex stemming from an incident closer to home. SPAENY: I wasn’t very good at school, at all. She certainly had me fooled as well. Devs is available to stream at FX on Hulu. His whole life is in this job. It was what it was, and the character dressed how they dressed, but I just tried to find the human part of it and the connections that Lyndon as making, throughout the way, and his passion for this company. The cast is inclusive and diverse! Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. I’m definitely hesitant, sometimes, about remakes. We have so much access to so many different people out there. It didn’t feel like the right place for me. I was failing every test that I was taking. I know Forrest said not to, but in a later episode Allison Pills character said she did in fact inject it into devs. I just let the gender thing go. I didn’t go into it with that realization. He was like, “Okay, so this is the quantum universe.” I kind of understood. The original idea was, “How can this guy Forest show the extent of his devotion as massively as possible, given the infinite wealth of these huge tech companies, and the way they’re given to huge statements about themselves?” So the statue and all the iconography the girl creates seemed right for that. When Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Devs premiered last month, I was dazzled by the presentation of the story, but just as frequently puzzled about what exactly was happening, and why. I wrote this book called The Beach, about backpackers in Thailand. It was this wild fantasy, as a young child, that just got a little bit more real, every day. So in the end, their workload was just massive. They’re legends. It began by starting to look for a boy, and just feeling that something wasn’t right. There’s always gonna be an interesting person out there that I wanna make art with. I wondered that too. SPAENY: In the tech world, sometimes people can feel a little bit closed off to it because it does come off as cold, or intimidating and unaccessible. The practical consideration is embedded into it. But my instincts are towards determinism rather than against it. CAILEE SPAENY: I was like, “Alex Garland? 290 - 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' Trilogies. Where did the idea for the giant statue of Forest’s daughter come from? It weighs three-quarters of a ton and is made of 11 gold-plated aluminum rings. The score for this show is absolutely haunting. When images from the past produced by Devs were grainy, Lyndon decided to fix it. The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. Those are our modern day superheroes. She also played the lead role as The Cashier on the drama film The Shoes. Cailee Spaeny is an American famed star of 2018’s Steven S. DeKnight’s 2018 science fiction action monster movie ”Pacific Rim Uprising”, in which she played the breakthrough role as Amara Namani. Cailee Spaeny is an American actress and singer. She also talked about her experience making The Craft and why she thinks it’s a story perfect for re-telling, and how she ended up in Los Angeles and pursuing an acting career, from her small town in the Midwest. Also, was the computer always using Lyndon’s formula? Tutti e 8 gli episodi sono stati scritti e diretti da Alex Garland. 13 - Schony Lights a Fire Jim Schoenfeld looked at the calendar and then the newspapers, the fiery redhead had just been hired by … Do you understand these words? It wouldn’t just tell you what happened during the Second World War. Lyndon’s a boy. I don’t care. SPAENY: At face value, they definitely are. Lily’s arrival seems to be fulfilling her destiny, only for Lily to throw away the gun that the machine had depicted her using to murder Forest. He’s very creative. The problem is that the world is not the simple, deterministic world he wants it to be. The series’ title graphic morphs a bit, turning Devs into the project’s actual name, Deus — and thus making the entire story feel like a companion piece to Garland’s directorial debut, the 2014 film Ex Machina. We just all fell in love with each other. * CrossCastRole: Lyndon is played by the female Cailee Spaeny, but referred to as a male. It’s a very beautiful character. The search stopped. It could be the best thing, ever, but the director, the person leading it, the captain of the ship has to be right. Alison Pill in Devs. Devs star Cailee Spaeny talks about her eagerness to work with Alex Garland on the FX on Hulu series, why she plays a male character, and The Craft reboot. So even though he believes in determinism, Forest was going to be able to craft a version of reality that was exactly the same except for the car crash, and go there?That’s exactly right. It was pretty obvious from the beginning that each episode would have a lot of original score written for it. The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. SPAENY: I’m so new to this industry that I think it’s so cool to be here, at all. He is a young, brilliant, and stubborn employee who works in Amaya’s secret development division. When Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Devs premiered last month (as the start of the new FX on Hulu imprint), I was dazzled by the presentation of the story, but just as frequently puzzled about what exactly was happening, and why. It was incredible. How did we get here?” I’ve never experienced that on a set, with him being in love with our work and what we brought to the table, and vice versa for him. She tells him he can re-join the project if he proves his faith in the many-worlds interpretation by standing at a perilous height overlooking a dam , proposing that he will only be conscious of … We drove 25 hours and slept in random family’s houses, that we barely knew, for four months, in one room on cots and on air mattresses. Above a certain age, there’s all these things that happen to boys that have to do with shoulders and the structure of their face, and having to do with things like shaving. I’m usually on some level trying to be subversive. This suggests Lyndon is female. If you go back in history, witches are just women who are persecuted for being independent and having their own ideas. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Some … 'Wonder Woman 1984': How Does Steve Trevor's Return Work Exactly? I feel that, too. It really is San Junipero like another user said, and I'm sure the government would want to do all kinds of stuff with this eternal life that is only given for 2 people on Earth, lol. That’s another thing that technology is great for. The data on my HD recorder displayed the elapsed time of the recording as 1 hour, but when it finished at 45 mins I thought the unit had missed the start. The thing I’m looking for is a slightly dreamlike, shifting sense of surrealism, where you can move quite naturally between something that seems very normal and day-to-day, and something that feels deeply hallucinogenic. I was like, “This is fun. He just said, “I want you to play a guy.” And I said, “Okay.” So, I went around and hung out in coffee shops and thought about physicality, but at the end of the day, there’s not really much that’s inherently different, between men and women. It was a wild ride, but I felt so honored to be a part of it, working with people, like Nick Offerman, Alison Pill and Stephen Henderson. July 2, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson, signs the Civil Rights Act into law; Title VII bans employment discrimination based on race, religion, national origin or sex. 1 If The Craft was about finding the individual strength to stand against your tribe, then Legacy is about standing with your tribe against the systemic injustices that threaten you all. His line came out of me thinking, “Shit, that’s my day job.”. It could tell you what Jesus was actually like, what did he actually say, how did life on this planet actually originate? I think it’s really smart to re-tell it today. Lyndon Gender In the short description for Episode 6 it says: "Lyndon breaks into Stewart's Winnebago and asks him to help her get her Devs job back, as she is … I felt like if you placed this person here as this recurring theme that you’re refusing to acknowledge in a narrative way, he’s always being dealt with in an inconsequential way. It was a really wide-ranging brief. He’s one of those people, where I’m like, “Anything you want, let’s go. I just wanna be on a set. “Weird” is a word you’ve used a lot already in this conversation, and one that comes to mind when I watch this show and your films, like Annihilation. Cailee Spaeny is an American actress and singer. So this was the deus bit of the deus ex machina. It wasn’t what felt possible. And then he’d be able to experience the unfolding of his life exactly as if the thing never happened. The aggressive behavior that you find in men, you can find in women. What was their genesis?That’s a really good example of the way I work, actually. Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. (Photo: Raymond Liu/FX) Though much of the first season of Devs has crawled forward, its finale quickened the pace before bringing life to a screeching halt. The “Mercury 13” may have had the right stuff, but for NASA they were the wrong gender. Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. It just works in a different way. The second episode of Devs may have clued fans into the big coding project the tech company, Amaya, is working on. SPAENY: Yeah. Cailee Spaeny, Actress: On the Basis of Sex. You’d have to say, “We are only going to follow a story of a young woman attempting to unravel what happened to her partner,” rather than have a strange relationship between two software engineers. What was it like to do the upcoming remake of The Craft? You cast a female actor, Cailee Spaeny, to play Lyndon, who’s referred to by others with male pronouns. But like all good Garland c… Also, I think they were well-complemented by [Insects members] Bob [Locke] and Tim [Norfolk]. Every day, for six months, as a cast, we were like, “Can you believe that we’re doing this? Garland pulls of an interesting experiment by casting a female (Cailee Spaeny) in the role of Lyndon, a male member of the Devs team and a child prodigy. The storyteller, who probably thinks of themselves as omniscient, is just 50 percent of the whole deal. to lead something like that. Was Forest’s original plan always to project himself into the machine at the end?It’s always his plan, because this is how he gets to actually be with his daughter again, rather than just watch his daughter. I’m so honored. The youngest of the Devs and (for those who have watched at least as far as episode 6): The one who discovered that the key to getting the Devs system to work without error, was to model a 'many worlds' version of reality rather than trying to restrict it to a version of reality that only precisely mirrored our own, for which Forest fired him after the 'perfect Jesus' demonstration. The thing that changes for Forest is that he has adhered to a view of quantum mechanics that does not include many worlds. So he has to accept a different version. I just let the gender thing go. I was like, “It’s never gonna happen, but this is fun.” I remember calling my agent, a month before I booked Pacific Rim, which was my first project, and I begged her, “Please just let me be an extra. What was that character’s gender meant to be? There is a Chekhov’s Gun in this, actually — in a weird way, it’s the homeless guy Pete. It was a process, really. He trusted us with these characters and believed in us. The miniseries’ finale premiered today. I just feel so lucky to have opportunities like this. Cailee Spaeny is an American actress and singer. The wild finale of Alex Garland's sci-fi series "Devs" managed to do the impossible and reveal the full capabilities for the mysterious super computer. I just didn’t feel at home. It would enter all parts of the story. SPAENY: I watched it, and we definitely wanted to respect it, as much as possible. And weirdness is a form of subversion. It was a process, really. It taught me early on that my intentions weren’t that important. If I set myself the task of “I’m now going to re-edit it as a two-hour movie,” I can tell you, flat out, I wouldn’t be able to do it. How was this role presented? (Photo: Raymond Liu/FX) Though much of the first season of Devs has crawled forward, its finale quickened the pace before bringing life to a screeching halt.As both Forest (Nick Offerman) and Katie (Alison Pill) waited for Lily (Sonoya Mizuno) to enter the Devs facility, we waited as well for an event of cataclysmic proportions, an event that defies big technology and major advances. But at the end of the day, they’re just humans with wants and needs. But I’ve learned to accept it. We first hear the line “open the bruise up, and let some of the bruise blood come out to show them,” followed by some raspy breathing sounds, all while we glimpse what appears to be an indigenous camp, someone sitting by some water, and the San Francisco skyline. Forest’s dismay over his entire belief system being proven wrong is short-lived, because Devs coder Stewart (Stephen McKinley Henderson) sabotages the magnetic lift they’re riding in, killing both Forest and Lily. There were a lot of nos and a lot of rejection, but I was young. Personally, I can’t imagine how to do it as film. I always thought Lyndon was a very feminine boy but just put it down to youthful androgyny. How cool is this guy? He did so by allowing Devs to incorporate data not only from this world, but from every possible universe. But television is a different medium, and it gives different space. I just simply don’t know. It came to me with a slight sense of surprise, I guess, and that then led to that line. (I guess that’s just what was determined.) But it was almost as simple as: It made me laugh. Lyndon, still looking for a way back into Devs, for some reason suggests this dam as a chatting spot with Katie. It knows sisterhood is bigger than a single gender — it’s a bond of trust, one the movie stretches to include former bully Timmy (after a spell makes him “woke”). We talked about some of the motifs, like repetition. We’re definitely trying to say some things about the times that we’re in now, using that story and that vessel. You cast a female actor, Cailee Spaeny, to play Lyndon, who’s referred to by others with male pronouns. As Lily gets in deeper and the extent of Amaya CEO Forest’s (Nick Offerman) commitment to the Devs project is pushed to the limit, the success of the company’s covert work is threatened, which could result in dire consequences for everyone. Jay Reeves on 'Safety,' Learning from Zendaya, and Being a "Poised and Chilling" Captain, 'Mank' Actor Tom Pelphrey on His 90-Minute Zoom Audition with David Fincher, The Collider Podcast, Ep. Devs has precisely one blockbusting scene (the motorway sequence with Lily and Kenton). When the Devs system first starts working, Stewart and Lyndon use it to see Christ on the cross. If Ex Machina is about a man who is trying to act as if he’s God via technology and science, I thought there’s a companion story, which is about people not trying to act as if they’re God, but trying to create God. Lyndon is still dead in the real world and there wasn't any indicator that the Lyndon in the simulation was aware of the real world, right? I thought Lyndon was around 16 year old and an androgynous boy/girl. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Devs, now streaming on FX on Hulu. Garland pulls of an interesting experiment by casting a female (Cailee Spaeny) in the role of Lyndon, a male member of the Devs team and a child prodigy. People like to hate on them, but it’s the stories we keep re-telling, for a reason. You wouldn’t be able to hold on a shot as long as I wanted to, to sustain a cue as long. The Devs machine allows Forest and his lieutenant, Katie (Alison Pill), to see any moment in the past, present, or future, which only supports Forest’s faith in a determinist view of the universe, where free will is an illusion. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. It’s really sweet. You’ve just gotta make sure that you have a connection with that person. Christina Radish is a Senior Reporter at Collider. What was that character’s gender meant to be? As … I hope we get to work again together. Really, she just stood there and I chatted to her, and she sometimes looked up and down. Cailee Spaeny is an American famed star of 2018’s Steven S. DeKnight’s 2018 science fiction action monster movie ”Pacific Rim Uprising”, in which she played the breakthrough role as Amara Namani. If The Craft was about finding the individual strength to stand against your tribe, then Legacy is about standing with your tribe against the systemic injustices that threaten you all. Right from the beginning, that was the thought process. Back at the Devs lab, Lyndon’s trailblazing work only gets him fired because it is at odds with Forest’s deterministic De Broglie-Bohm theories. I’m just 21 years old, soaking it all in, like a sponge. I think it’s so cool. Those are our modern day witches. He took a little notepad and he drew pictures. ... gender issues don't really matter! He just wanted this innocent person that you fell in love with. Is there something in particular you would point to that could only be told in the TV version of this story?Almost everything. I play a male on the show, who’s a tech genius, so that’s very different from who I am. SPAENY: The character was very differently written, in his mid-20s with a shaved head and tattoos. But the tale concludes with both finding themselves inside the machine itself, living in an alternate reality where none of the show’s events happened. Collider: When Devs came your way, what did you find most appealing about it? Cailee Spaeny, Actress: On the Basis of Sex. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Whenever we, as a cast, would get confused about where we were or what story we were telling, we just came back to that. SPAENY: That was just a whole other ball game. The dynamic between Stewart and Lyndon is so interesting. Why did you want so many things made of gold in and around the Devs building?The idea was all about trying to make the science-heart of the story as beautiful and weird and kind of poetic as possible. It would be able to explain so many things. He is terse, dry and dangerous and the head of security at Amaya. There was a particular quality of youth that I was hunting for, and it just occurred to me at a certain point, “What if I cast a young woman to play this boy?” I discussed that with the casting director, Carmen Cuba, and she said, “You should meet this actress, Cailee Spaeny.” And as she walked through the door, I thought, “Yeah, that’s him. I haven’t been in this career long enough to be that picky, at this time. And we don’t mention it, in the show. I did that for four years, until someone said yes to me. And it’s how to drift between those two spaces without the whole thing falling to bits. They’re just generations that have these differences, but at the core, they’re best friends, at the end of the day. And to be a part of something that’s so loved, who wouldn’t wanna do it? All of that would be pretty remarkable, let alone the ability to look into the future. In all other mentions of Lyndon he is referred to as male (at the beginning even explicitly stating he is male, although being played by … Another theatrical one is deus ex machina. It’s where he puts all of his passion. When that came your way, were you hesitant about being a part of a remake? Meanwhile, Lyndon has just made a huge discovery at Devs, which we don’t yet know about, and gleefully embraces Stewart. It’s just there. There’s a true human heartbeat throughout the show. » DEVS - new mystery starts 15 April 2020 @ 9pm on BBC2. Was any part of it real, or was it all made digitally?It’s all VFX. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. The series is eight episodes, and it goes through all sorts of different states. Just spotted this. I hope she gets more screen time and development, same goes for the rest of those working at devs. The Second Coming In typical Devs fashion, episode 8 … She certainly had me fooled as well. Later, we hear Jesus speaking in Aramaic. I think they’re exceptional composers. The light should go down, and not up, and it’ll give this weird sense of the trees being cut in half, and this weird darkness above.” We said that sounded great, and then he went off and did them. The show was created by Alex Garland, whose recent movies "Annihilation" (2018) and "Ex Machina" (2014) also tackle sci-fi themes through the lens of intimate character-driven stories. What did you tell the team that you wanted Devs to sound like?We start talking about it and working on it even before preproduction starts. The ‘Ex Machina’ writer-director explains the mysteries of his latest sci-fi thriller, the FX on Hulu series that concludes today. 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