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Sunday 30 August 2015

Juliette's conviction over new role

Published 06/10/2010

Juliette Lewis was glad to be back in a dramatic role
Juliette Lewis was glad to be back in a dramatic role

Juliette Lewis had a great time getting back to her "dramatic roots" for new movie Conviction.

"On so many levels it was incredible," the actress insisted at a special screening laid on for an exclusive audience at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills.

"For me, I hadn't done anything this dramatic in probably 10 years, and I've been mainly with my band for the last five, so this is me coming back to my dramatic roots and doing real intense character work," she explained.

The movie, based on a true story, sees Hilary Swank play Betty Anne Waters, who fought for 18 years to prove her brother Kenny's innocence after he was convicted of murder. Betty eventually trains to become a lawyer to get justice.

Speaking on the rain-soaked red carpet, Juliette she revealed why she'd wanted to be a part of the hard-hitting drama.

"Look at the cast, they're all dream actors and the fact that it's a true story about a woman who fights against the odds to free her brother. It's really about love" she said.

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