Star Sunny Leone discussed how she landed the character of Charlie and why she is thankful to director Anurag Kashyap during the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Kennedy.
Every time Sunny Leone discusses her involvement in Kennedy, which had its world premiere as part of the Midnight Screenings Section at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, she breaks down in tears. She calls the experience “unbelievable in every way and so thrilling.”
Sunny continues by describing how she got the job. “Even though it had been a while since I last performed in an audition, I felt confident in my ability to deliver the lines, but I was also really anxious. The best thing that happened was that people who had never spoken to me before would approach me and say, “Oh, we saw Kennedy and we really liked your part.” He started showing people this film while it was still in the editing process. I will always be grateful to Anurag Kashyap for showing me so much love, care, and respect, even if nothing else positive comes from this festival.
Sunny responded, “I’ll tell my younger self to not worry,” when asked what she would like to say to her younger self. Tomorrow is going to be a sunny day. I didn’t be handed anything, and nothing I’ve done thus far has been simple. I had to exert myself. Therefore, my experience of a girl from one culture joining another and surviving and navigating it is proof that things do work out. I’m quite appreciative of my husband’s constant support.