Margaret Qualley is ready for her Broadway debut.
The “Sanctuary” actress exclusively told IndieWire that she “would love” to star in a play or musical after bringing playwright Micah Bloomberg’s script to the screen. Qualley also earned an Emmy nomination for her role as dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking in the miniseries “Fosse/Verdon” about Broadway legend Bob Fosse and actress Gwen Verdon.
“I love doing (actings), I’ve just never done it (on Broadway),” said Qualley. “I’d actually really like that.”
Qualley will star in the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers biopic, “Fred & Ginger,” opposite Jamie Bell. The film is written by Arash Amel and directed by Jonathan Entwistle, and will follow the careers of Astaire and Rogers in 10 films together from 1933 to 1949. “La La Land” music producer Marius de Vries will work alongside Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (“MJ the Musical”) and Grammy-winning songwriters Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear and Emmy-nominated Mark Sonnenblick to recreate Astaire and Rogers’ music and dance numbers. The film was announced in February 2023.
“I don’t know if that’s happening, so I can’t tease anything,” Qualley said of the upcoming production, which is separate from Paul King’s as-yet-untitled Astaire with Tom Holland, with which Qualley’s “Sanctuary” co-star Christopher Abbott appears alongside the Apple TV+ series “The Crowded Room”.
In 2019, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Qualley told IndieWire that she was “really nervous” about playing the real-life Tony winner Reinking in “Fosse/Verdon.”
“I had admired her for so long, I knew her so well. I actually watched her (on video) in the back of a minivan on my way to a dance countless times,” Qualley said. “More than anything, I wanted her to like me. I didn’t know her yet, but I was already thinking about it.”
Qualley added at the time: “I really wouldn’t have had these opportunities as a dancer, I don’t think. I worked very hard, but I don’t think I would have been good enough to have the opportunities I had. Weirdly, I’m not as good of a dancer as I used to be, but somehow I’ve been able to work into some real childhood dreams. I’m counting my lucky stars.