Joshua Leonard, as an actor who has directed himself, found his time starring in Higher Ground opposite Vera Farmiga a mind-blowing experience. Farmiga is making her directorial debut with Higher Ground and Leonard admitted, he thought he learned it all on the set of his The Lie, and then he spent months on a Farmiga set and came away completely inspired.
Leonard is sitting with Movie Fanatic for an exclusive video interview from the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The star, who first came to audience awareness in the legendary Blair Witch Project, portrays Ethan, the object of Farmiga’s affection. Ethan is the husband of Farmiga’s Corinne and the story follows the two as they discover Christianity and the winding road that is life and how it is influenced by deity.
Since starring in Blair Witch in 1999, Leonard has appeared in dozens of films and television shows. Judging by his astounding performance in Higher Ground, Leonard has rightfully earned his spot as the breakout star from that terrifying late nineties surprise smash.