Canadian actress Taylor Russell is known for her work in Waves, Escape Room, and the Netflix series Lost In Space. She recently ramped up her career in modeling by landing the role as a fresh new face for Chanel. For someone so young she has already received a lot of recognition. This includes Breakthrough Actor Award at the Gotham Awards and the Virtuoso Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Russell plays the character, Maya, in Words On Bathroom Walls. Maya makes a quick connection with Adam (Charlie Plummer) the moment they meet. Adam is a new student in this Catholic high school. He was expelled from his previous school for accidentally causing a serious burn injury on a classmate during chemistry class due to a schizophrenic episode. Maya is a bright, smart girl that gives Adam the comfort to help him finally see triumph despite all the challenges.
Via Zoom call Taylor Russell discussed how much she enjoyed the script as much as the novel. Russell also told me what she learned in her research on schizophrenia and humble advice for those with loved ones with the mental illness.
Words On Bathroom Walls can be seen in theaters and drive-in theaters as of today.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive