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‘Homeland’ actress Morgan Saylor corners the moody teen market, next with ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’
Morgan Saylor knows a thing or two about being a moody teenager. Or at least playing one. The young actress is best known for playing Dana, the teenage daughter of is-he-or-isn’t-he-a-terrorist Nicholas Brody on “Homeland” — and her character was so lifelike (brooding and annoying as teens can be) that she sparked a hate campaign on social media sites.
The haters will, we hope, lay off for her latest role, as (yes, another) angsty teen in Sarah Treem’s new play, “When We Were Young and Unafraid,” a Manhattan Theatre Club production at New York City Center running through Aug. 10.
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“Homeland” viewers who grew antsy last season when Nicholas Brody went missing aren’t alone: At least one of that show’s stars felt the same way. “I think some of that story had gotten a little tired,” concedes Morgan Saylor, 19, of all those episodes of teenage rebellion and angst she played as Brody’s daughter, Dana. As the show gears up for Season 4, she says, expect to see far less of the Brodys and more of Saylor elsewhere: The 19-year-old just made an impressive stage debut in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s “When We Were Young and Unafraid,” opposite Cherry Jones and Zoe Kazan. “I love reading scripts,” she says. “As soon as my agent sends them to me, I can’t wait to read them!”
Here’s what else she loved reading.
by Mary Shelley
This was recommended to me by David Harewood, who played [CIA Deputy Director] David Estes in “Homeland.” He couldn’t believe I hadn’t read it, and when we were hanging out together in LA, he went out and bought me a copy. This version talks about what was going on in Shelley’s life when she wrote it and how it was created, so it’s a real treat.
by Patti Smith
I didn’t grow up listening to Patti Smith’s music or anything, but the title intrigued me, and once I started reading it, I fell in love with it. It’s inspiring to read how she went from being practically a hobo who moved to Brooklyn with nothing and went on to be a rock star, and it all happens over a few hundred pages.
Fool for Love and Other Plays
by Sam Shepard
I was turned onto this by Patti’s book — she talked about her relationship with Sam. One of the seven plays here, “Cowboy Mouth,” was written and performed by Patti and Sam when they were having an affair. Zoe Kazan lent me her copy. I think she worked on these plays in her acting class.
Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
I think I got this at a garage sale when I was in the third grade. I’ve reread it over the past 10 years, and it always amazes me — how a crazy medical experiment helps Charlie go from being mentally challenged to being a genius. It always amazes me how well this is written, and it always touches me. I think it’s a masterpiece.
The new trailer and a new poster for the film have been released. “Jamie Marks Is Dead,” which premiered at Sundance this year, opens on August 29th.
Fifteen-year-old Adam McCormick’s life hasn’t been the same since classmate Gracie Highsmith found Jamie Marks’s dead body at the edge of the river. The town is shocked, but as speculation swirls, it becomes clear that they knew as little about Jamie as they do about the circumstances surrounding his death. Adam becomes fixated on Jamie’s death, and gradually a deep bond develops between the living teenager and the dead boy’s ghost. Their unlikely friendship provides Adam with the support and friendship he needs as the rest of the world falls apart. But the more attached Adam becomes to Jamie’s ghost, the weaker his ties to reality become. As he struggles with the real-world relationships, Adam is forced to rediscover what it means to be alive.