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Brit Marling was kicked out of camp for spooky ghost story

Actress Brit Marling knew she had a knack for storytelling as a kid after a ghostly tale got her kicked out of summer camp.
The Arbitrage star was staying overnight at an all-girls facility when she decided to use her imagination to make up a ghost story – and it was so convincing, it gave the other campers nightmares.
“I was staying at a sleepaway girls’ camp and the cabin was made of wood with eyes in it,” she recalled during an appearance at New York’s Vulture Festival. “I started telling the other girls in the cabin this ghost story. I told them the knots in the wood were eyes of ghosts and this ground was where there had been a massacre and everyone in the massacre was staring down from us in the eyes of the cabin.
“I told this story over a few days and then I got called down to the front office and they were like, ‘Your parents are here to take you home because so many girls complained because of the nightmares they kept having,'” Brit continued. “From early on I was invested in the idea that narrative structure works so well.”
The actress has since channelled her creativity into projects like her supernatural mystery series The OA for streaming service Netflix, which was renewed for a second season earlier this year (17).
Describing what fans can expect when the show returns, she explained, “The OA is a bit more like an eight-hour film than a long format. It’s a novel but a cinematic experience of it. If you surrender, it’s like a hijacking of your senses.”
The series stars Marling as Prairie Johnson, a blind woman who returns home after a seven-year disappearance with her sight miraculously restored. The actress and her longtime collaborator Zal Batmanglij co-created the show, which they also executive produce.

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