Constance Wu: “I Believe in Ghosts”

Constance Wu: “I Believe in Ghosts”

Don’t forget the eggnog! The spooky season has not ended! Through Dec. 4, the Ahmanson Theatre is showing Danny Robins’ supernatural play 2: 22 — A Ghost Story, starring Constance Wu, Finn Wittrock, Anna Camp and Adam Rothenberg. Matthew Dunster directs the London hit. It centers on two couples who meet for dinner in a house that may be haunted. They make a deal to stay up until they find out. THR sat down with the cast to ask if they knew for certain.

Constance Wu following the opening night of the U.S. premiere of “2:22 – A Ghost Story” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Nov. 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Constance Wu

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“I believe in ghosts, but not in the same way as most people. It’s not a scary, scary, haunted, or spooky thing. Ghost encounters are quite common. My encounter happened in broad daylight in a nearby neighborhood. It was not in a haunted home or with any frightening vibes. I saw an elderly lady standing there, and she was very kind with her thick glasses. She was gone in a flash. It wasn’t frightening or threatening. It seemed like she was a little lost.” — Constance Wu

Finn Wittrock following the opening night of the U.S. premiere of “2:22 – A Ghost Story” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Nov. 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Finn Wittrock

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“I grew to hear a lot about ghost stories because my father worked at Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts. Edith Wharton’s old home was where they had the company, and it is notoriously haunted. One man said it felt like someone was pressing down on his neck. My dad had an experience in which he woke up in middle of the night to find his lamp extended to the edge. His books were rearranged, but no one was around. I grew up hearing it and I asked my dad, “Are you sure it was ghost?” Later, as I grew older, I thought it might be an actor who does this in the middle of the night to freak them out. So, I don’t know. I don’t know. It could be real, it could be not real, but the amount of stories I’ve heard of weird stuff happening makes you think something’s going on here.” — Finn Wittrock

Anna Camp following the opening night of the U.S. premiere of “2:22 – A Ghost Story” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Nov. 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Anna Camp

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“I believe in ghosts. I have had a few supernatural experiences. I have two Ouija boards. I received a warning from one Ouija board in college about something that would happen years later when I bought another Ouijaboard. It was all interconnected, which gave me chills. I still get chills when I tell the story. But there’s more to it than what’s going on here. “I’m a firm believer.” Anna Camp

Adam Rothenberg following the opening night of the U.S. premiere of “2:22 – A Ghost Story” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Nov. 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Adam Rothenberg.

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“Now that this question has been asked a few more times and I’ve heard [Anna], I believe in ghosts, but not as strongly as I used to. However, I do not go certain places. I remember being home alone when I heard the devil in my basement one time. I was completely terrified. Although it was most likely the water pipes, my mind instantly went to the most frightening thing. I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat. But yeah, no, intellectually I don’t believe in ghosts, but physically, I’d be the first to run.” — Adam Rothenberg

2: 22 — A Ghost Story is now playing through Dec. 4, 2022.

This story was first published in The Hollywood Reporter magazine’s Nov. 9 issue. Click here to subscribe.

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