Although HBO’s movie “Confirmation” tells a story set in the recent past, it’s filled with issues that are still significant today, star Zoe Lister-Jones told The Wrap.
The acclaimed film presents “a learning lesson” that informs the present conversation about “race politics and gender politics and even the [current] Supreme [Court] Justice nomination,” she said.
Lister-Jones, who plays a fictional assistant to then-Sen. Joe Biden, said she appreciates how “Confirmation” has added to the current political conversation.
“I think it forces [everyone] to talk about gender discrimination,” she said about a topic that “is something that we should all be talking about a lot more and is so relevant right now.”
But even as they were working with such intense subject matter, the actress and her fellow cast members — including Jennifer Hudson, Erika Christensen, Greg Kinnear, Bill Irwin, Jeffrey Wright, and Eric Stonestreet — were able to have a great deal of fun during the shoot.
“Everyone had such amazing camaraderie,” Lister-Jones said. “We were always dancing around and singing between takes.”
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