Whereas entering into the comedy style was uncharted and intimidating territory for the actress, she felt comfortable enjoying a personality like Alice. “I’m not too far faraway from being an angsty teenager. I’m nonetheless younger and popping out of that,” she says. Once we first meet Alice, she comes off as unbiased and mature past her years, however slowly, the cracks of her hardened floor reveal a younger girl who continues to be fighting the lack of her mom and is determined for her father’s consideration and unwavering love. Consequently, Alice has needed to develop up rapidly and be her personal help system in life, one thing that was relatable to Maxwell. “I believe that I personally have a tough time reaching out for assist after I want it,” she reveals. “Even after I know I would like it, I’m cussed about it, and I’m determined to determine it out myself.”
She could also be reluctant to ask for out of doors assist, however Maxwell isn’t above taking cues from these round her. With Shrinking, she was afforded a useful alternative to be taught from a unbelievable ensemble forged, notably Ford. In keeping with Maxwell, the actor isn’t the kind to stroll round set doling out recommendation, however simply getting to look at him work and seeing how centered and alive he’s in scenes was a grasp class in itself. “He’s so excited to be there on set day-after-day, and each time we had a scene, it was only a lesson of getting a legend being my scene associate who’s opening up a lot area emotionally for me as an actor. I felt like I might actually play in scenes with Harrison,” she says. Maxwell swears she performed it cool round Ford, taking further care to not geek out and ask a bunch of questions, however she admits they did bond over consuming plenty of snacks collectively—largely frozen yogurt and pretzels—which had been a staple a part of their park-bench scenes.