Goth adds that on one hand, she’s “not really” surprised by the way that the horror community has embraced the previous two films, X and Pearl, because she had a good feeling about them from the start. But she doesn’t take the positive response for granted either.
“The reason I wanted to be a part of originally just X was because I knew that it was a really great script, and I love [independent studio] A24, and I just thought that it had a lot of potential,” she explains. “But you never know how it’s going to turn out, and that’s been the biggest surprise and really wonderful to witness. You can know you’re working on something great, but you don’t know how it’s going to be received. So that’s definitely been a nice surprise.”
While filming has yet to begin, and MaXXXine doesn’t have a release date yet, you can see Goth right now in Infinity Pool, the third feature film from up-and-coming filmmaker Brandon Cronenberg (Possessor). In another bold, dangerous and sexually charged performance, she stars opposite Alexander Skarsgård as Gabi, one of a small group of wealthy, debauched hedonists who indulge in all kinds of bad and even horrific behavior at a resort in a small totalitarian nation—because the country has a bizarre loophole in its laws that allows them to get away with it.
“I received the script for Infinity Pool whilst filming Pearl,” says Goth. “I read it, and very early on, I knew this was something that I would want to be a part of.”
We’ll have more from Goth and Cronenberg on Infinity Pool shortly, and we’re willing to bet the farm (pun intended) that you’ll be hearing a lot more about Goth by this same time next year.
Infinity Pool is out in theaters now, while Pearl and X are both streaming on demand.