'Beasts of the Southern Wild' stars Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry

<b>What are moments in the movie that remind you of things you actually experienced for real?</b><br>
DH: Well, for me the experience first-hand is being in the water, facing the possibility of losing your life. I've been in that situation in real life, in water, on numerous incidents, not one particular incident. It's the course of things. I was two years old when my mom and dad's house [was] going underwater. [The] water [was] rising in the lower 9th Ward. My mom and dad had to put me on the roof, waiting on somebody to come get us. That's actually something I went through in real life on numerous occasions, not one particular incident. It's incidents throughout the course of history that we go through along the Gulf Coast facing possibilities of losing families, loved ones, homes, business.<br>
QW: Most of these things, the dying part, that happened to my grandfather. That's just one of the things that happened. We don't really have that many floods and hurricanes, but we do have them. Some of this I couldn¿t really relate [to], and then I just started doing it over and over again so I started getting related to it.<i>-- Matt Pais </i><br> <br> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.redeyechicago.com/entertainment/movies/redeye-qa-beasts-of-the-southern-wild-stars-quvenzhane-wallis-dwight-henry-and-directorcowriter-benh-zeitlin-20120628,0,1832888.column"><b>Click here for the full Q&A</b></a>

( July 2, 2012 )

What are moments in the movie that remind you of things you actually experienced for real?
DH: Well, for me the experience first-hand is being in the water, facing the possibility of losing your life. I've been in that situation in real life, in water, on numerous incidents, not one particular incident. It's the course of things. I was two years old when my mom and dad's house [was] going underwater. [The] water [was] rising in the lower 9th Ward. My mom and dad had to put me on the roof, waiting on somebody to come get us. That's actually something I went through in real life on numerous occasions, not one particular incident. It's incidents throughout the course of history that we go through along the Gulf Coast facing possibilities of losing families, loved ones, homes, business.
QW: Most of these things, the dying part, that happened to my grandfather. That's just one of the things that happened. We don't really have that many floods and hurricanes, but we do have them. Some of this I couldn┬┐t really relate [to], and then I just started doing it over and over again so I started getting related to it.-- Matt Pais

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