‘Cordelia’ Interview: Antonia Campbell-Hughes On The History Of Actors Playing Twins, Establishing Her Voice, And More

Writer and actor Antonia Campbell Hughes put a lot into her latest film Cordelia. She co-wrote it with director Adrian Shergold, rewriting and shaping the entirety of Johnny Flynn’s cello-playing Frank. She stars as not only the paranoid, trauma ridden titular character, newly taken with her upstairs neighbor, she plays her twin sister.

When I sat down with her to talk about the film, her effort and her passion for the project shone through her every word. We talked about writing with Shergold, the how playing twins works on a technical level, and what she learned from Cordelia for her directorial debut. Though delayed by the pandemic, Cordelia is available in theaters and VOD now.

Watch my interview with Antonia Campbell-Hughes below.

Cortland Jacoby
A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.