Is there a pattern? Toni Collette is!
The Australian star understands why her latest role as Laura in Netflix’s The Best Pieces Of Her reminds us of her gripping performance in The Hereditary. Like Annie, Laura is struggling to shake the habits her parents passed on to her.
When CelebHomes News pointed out the parallels between the two projects, Toni laughed as she said, “You’re not the first person to ask me this today!”
Her comments were a reminder that she does gravitate to themes related to generational trauma. She said, “Look, I believe I do. I see people who are trying breaking those cycles, but it’s not always working out well.” “Also, in both of those stories, I’m playing a mother who appears to be quite cold and mean, when actually they’re really trying to keep their child safe—so yeah, there may be similarities.”
Throughout the series, which is based on the book of the same title, Toni’s character, Laura, oscillates between being an overbearing mother and downright cruel to her daughter, Andy, played by Bella Heathcote. Laura confides in Andy, during a tense conversation that she wishes she could just be lost.