Sundance: ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’ Cast Says Abduction Drama ‘Is Not Really About Kidnapping’ (Video)

Cynthia Nixon says “Even though most of us have not undergone anything like that, you start reflecting on your own life” while at TheWrap Interview Studio at the Indiegogo Lounge at Sundance

Last Updated: January 27, 2015 @ 6:49 PM

“Stockholm, Pennsylvania” tells the story of a little girl who is kidnapped for 18 years before resurfacing again.

Castmates Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, David Warshofsky, Avery Phillips and director Nikole Beckwith sat down with awards editor Steve Pond at TheWrap Interview Studio at the Sundance Indiegogo Lounge to talk about making the abduction drama.

“I feel like the play has a very particular and devastating story,” said Nixon, who plays the girl’s mother, Marcy. “Even though most of us have not undergone anything like that, you start reflecting on your own life and similarities you do have with the story. To me one of the main themes, is when you are raising a child, how much freedom do you allow that child?”

“It is not really about kidnapping or any of the cases that have been in the paper … in the end it’s about connection, what makes us who we are, what makes us love, what defines us as a personality,” explained Warshofsky, as Leeane’s father, Glen.

Watch the video here.