Q: How do you deal with hygiene in the movie?
A: [Quvenzhané] is very very clean in real life, so what we would do is we would give her this fake dirt, that we would put on her, but then we would throw her in the mud. But as long as there was fake dirt she would feel ok about it.
Since there was no formal Q+A after the midnight showing for our Ukrainian premiere, the entire audience poured into the theater lobby for continued applause and impromptu Q&A. In typical Beasts fashion, a volunteer scrambled to translate for Benh, audience members chimed in to dispute the Ukranian meaning of his answers, and (not recorded) Benh received two marriage proposals!