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Actress Abbie Cornish talks to Soledad about her gritty new film 'The Girl'

Abbie Cornish sits down with Soledad on Starting Point to talk about her new gritty film ‘The Girl.”

In the movie, Cornish plays a struggling single mother from Texas named Ashley, who has just lost her son to the foster system. She’s “trying to get her life back together, but is full of anger and regret, and sort of this negativity and darkness,” Cornish notes. At her father’s suggestion, Ashley starts to smuggle immigrants across the border to try to make ends meet.

Cornish admits she had to master a Texas accent for the film, and she had to learn Spanish. She also researched for the role extensively, doing field research by visiting "safe houses for migrants that were making the migration up north, we actually spent time with those people.”

"The Girl" will be released in New York on Friday, and opens in Los Angeles on March 15th.

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