Where the Crawdads Sing | Jojo Regina Interview

Jojo Regina in Where the Crawdads Sing

Jojo Regina in Where the Crawdads Sing

Jojo Regina is an upcoming young talented actress that you’ll see more soon enough. In Where the Crawdads Sing, she portrays the young Kya by providing the back story of the Marsh Girl from her relationship with her dad and her strive for loneliness in the swamp.

Unlike other younger roles in many films, Regina has plenty of screen time that sets up the story for the adult version of Kya Clark (played by Daisy Edgar-Jones).

The film also stars Taylor John-Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr., and David Strathairn. Olivia Newman directed the film from the adapted screenplay by Luck Alibar based on the best-selling book from Delia Owens.

Here is the synopsis:

From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery, Where the Crawdad Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world, but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal many secrets that lie within the marsh.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with the young actress Jojo Regina about her role, the marshlands, the set, and her adventures.

Jojo Regina makes her feature film debut in Where the Crawdads Sing. Before this role, she did commercial work for Walgreens, McDonald’s, and a few short films.

Where the Crawdads Sing is available digitally today and on Blu-ray/DVD on September 13.

Over 17 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes for the film.

Here are the bonus materials:

  • Adapting a Phenomenon: Explore the journey of bringing the best-selling novel to life as told by the cast and filmmakers of Where the Crawdads Sing;
  • Creating the World: When a book is as beloved as Where the Crawdads Sing, the details of the world are everything. Hear firsthand from the designers and artists that translated those images to the screen;
  • Women in Focus: From its captivating central character, Kya, crafted by author Delia Owens to the incredible team of women at the helm of the film adaptation, this piece is a testament to the strength, determination, and resilience of women both onscreen and behind the scenes;
  • 14 Deleted & Extended Scenes: See more of the marsh, mystery, and magic in this collection of deleted and extended scenes;
  • Lyric Video: “Carolina” by Talor Swift.

Watch the exclusive interview with Jojo Regina below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Sony Pictures

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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