Why A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Director Switched to Acting for The Queen's Gambit

Why A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Director Switched to Acting for The Queen's Gambit
Netflix's critically-acclaimed series The Queen's Gambit sees Anya Taylor-Joy in the role of Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy struggling with drug addiction and an obsession with the game. Filmmaker Marielle Heller, whose recent directorial feature A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks was welcomed warmly by critics and audiences, turned actor in the role of Beth's adopted mother Alma. In an interview with IndieWire, Heller revealed her reason for switching to acting from filmmaking.

"When I said yes to doing The Queen's Gambit, I was feeling burned out on directing and movie-wise wasn't sure what my next big project was going to be. So I said yes to doing this very different type of project that required a different skillset from me, sort of just to shake things up if anything. The production designer [Uli Hanisch] is so talented. The sets and the costumes were incredible. It's
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