Listening to "The Quiet"by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
For the last five years actor Elisha Cuthbert has helped stave off international catastrophe as agent Kimberly Bauer in the Fox TV series "24."
This weekend Cuthbert will appear in a very different role in her new movie "The Quiet."
St. Paul, Minn. — The dark drama tells what happens when an apparently happy suburban family in Texas adopts a deaf mute teenager called Dot. People begin telling her their darkest secrets. Cuthbert plays Nina, the daughter in Dot's new family.
She's a popular cheerleader. But she's being abused by her father.
Cuthbert and the film's director Jamie Babbit told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr that making the film was tough. Cuthbert said she was drawn to how Nina deals with her troubles.