“Interviewer (asking about Way Down East): Did you never use doubles in those days?
Lillian Gish: Never. I wasn’t sportsmanlike. And besides, we felt we moved in a certain way and that the audience could catch a double, they would walk differently, move differently and spoil the film. Or make them think something was wrong. And I think to this day they have that feeling when it’s not the same person.”
– Lillian Gish, interviewed for BBC-2 Late-Night Line Up (reprinted in Films & Filming, January 1970)
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