Twenty-five-year-old Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee McPhee’s breathtaking performance of a sensitive young man suddenly uprooted to a cattle ranch on his mother’s marriage is the kind of work one would expect from a far more experienced actor. In Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, he navigates complex emotional and psychological undercurrents, a bold long con, and a slow-burning laser focus. So far he has won 32 awards with 59 Best Supporting Actor nominations for it. Let that sink in. What She Said’ Anne Brodie spoke with Smit-McPhee on this role of a lifetime.
The Power of theDog Now on Netflix