Zendaya, Riz Ahmed & Other SBIFF Virtuosos Honorees Hilariously Rate Their 1st Acting Roles
This year’s standout stars are looking back at their early work with a sense of humor!
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored this year’s Virtuosos Award winners on Friday night with a virtual panel discussion moderated by Dave Karger, who asked them to rate their first acting roles.
The honorees included Zendaya (“Malcolm & Marie”), Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”),Kinglsey Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami…”), Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”), Sidney Flanigan (“Never Rarely Sometimes Always”), Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”) and Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”).
Watch the video above to see Zendaya talk about her Disney days, Riz insist he’s been at a “1” since his first film, Tahar laugh as he recalls trying to give a one-line character attitude, and more!
We also have a clip from Maria’s conversation with Karger as she describes taking on the role of Borat’s daughter and what producers told her early on about that Rudy Giuliani scene.
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