‘News of the World’ editor William Goldenberg on the moment he knew Helena Zengel was special [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘News of the World’ editor William Goldenberg on the moment he knew Helena Zengel was special [Exclusive Video Interview]
Throughout his exemplary career, Oscar winner William Goldenberg has edited movies starring the likes of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain. So when he says “News of the World” star Helena Zengel possesses something special despite not even being a teenager yet, it warrants attention.

“What I did with Helena was I saw her audition tape. I’ve gone back and looked at it again. It’s stunning,” Goldenberg tells Gold Derby about how he prepared for Paul Greengrass’ awards contender. “She’s speaking in Kiowa for minutes, she never blinked, never missed a word, she wasn’t reading off a page. It was spooky how good she was. What I felt most was relief, to be honest. I’ve worked on films with children, and sometimes it can be really difficult, where you have 30 minutes of the director running
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