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MAX’s Turtles All the Way Down | Isabela Merced on Getting to Headspace of a Character with OCD

Isabela Merced in Turtles All the Way Down

Isabela Merced, a versatile actress with an extensive resume, has showcased her talent in a variety of genres, from romance to comedies to action and serious drama. In Turtles All the Way Down, she takes on the challenging role of a young woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), further demonstrating her ability to immerse herself in diverse characters.

The success of Turtles All the Way Down is a testament to the collaborative effort of the entire cast and crew. The talented ensemble includes Cree (Mr. Iglesias), J Smith-Cameron (Succession), Felix Mallard (Ginny & Georgia), and Hannah Marks (Don’t Make Me Go). Marks, in addition to her acting role, also directed the film, bringing the adapted screenplay written by Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker to life, based on the John Green best-selling novel.

Here is the official synopsis:

Turtles All the Way Down tackles anxiety through its 17-year-old protagonist, Aza Holmes. It’s not easy being Aza, but she’s trying…..trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, and a good student, all while navigating an endless barrage of invasive, obsessive thoughts that she cannot control. When she reconnects with Davis, her childhood crush, Aza is confronted with fundamental questions about her potential for love, happiness, friendship, and hope.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actress Isabela Merced about working with author John Green again, her character’s headspace, and her friendships with other cast members.

Isabela Merced started as a child actor at a very young age. She landed the lead role of CJ Martin in the Nickelodeon series 100 Things to Do Before High School from 2014 to 2016. She lends her voice as Kate, one of the main characters in Dora and Friends: Into the City!, a Dora the Explorer spinoff. She expanded her filmography into various films that included Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Transformers: The Last Knight, Instant Family, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Madame Web, and even as the lead in Dora and the Lost City of Gold. She will be seen in the upcoming films Alien: Romulus, Superman, and the second season of The Last of Us.

Turtles All the Way Down streams on MAX starting this Thursday, May 2.

Watch the exclusive interview with Isabela Merced below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, MAX

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