Nathalie Emmanuel on Working With Francis Ford Coppola

Nathalie Emmanuel on Working With Francis Ford Coppola

Nathalie Emmanuel knows all about not talking about the projects she’s in. Seven years on “Game of Thrones” as the fan-favorite Missandei gave the Brit an instant lesson on the dangers of spoiling a show where much of its popularity rested on an endless supply of (mostly bloody) shocks and surprises.

But Emmanuel’s now unable to talk about something very different, and for very different reasons. 

Megalopolis” is without doubt among the most anticipated movies of the year. The hugely ambitious magnum opus — and potential final feature — from master filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is a project he’s been trying to get off the ground since the 1980s. But it’s also a film shrouded in mystery and intrigue, self-financed to the tune of $120 million and with ongoing speculation over who might pick up the not inconsiderable tab to release it. A secret screening in L.A. for potential buyers only poured fuel on the rumors. But in the lead up to its grand world premiere in Cannes, the question on most people’s lips is: Is it actually any good? 

“I felt like I had never seen anything like it… it’s epic, artistic and experimental,” Emmanuel tells Variety, having watched the finished film in London, using the sort of vague language that has accompanied “Megalopolis” since anyone got a glimpse of it. “It’s kind of in the vein of a lot of Francis’ work, which is not to conform in any way. It’s very much in line with his…

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