Sean Penn directs his daughter Dylan in her first leading role in the new film “Flag Day,” which opens in select cinemas on Friday. The two play a father and daughter with a complex relationship.
“We had to sit back and be patient,” he added because she was “reluctant” to do the film.
“I’d never wanted to act,” she said, “and then I simply didn’t feel ready to take on a part like that.” “I hadn’t grown up when I read the novel. So, 15 years later, I believe I had matured a little.”
Dylan Penn described her experience working beside and being directed by her celebrity father as “overwhelming” and “nervous.”
“You’re attempting to convey a relationship-related emotion. And I believe we were able to employ the emotional shorthand that we had developed as a result of growing up with “He made a point. “It’s a coming-of-age narrative in which I am the protagonist.”