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Sofia Coppola: Film By Film
From The Godfather Part III to The Bling Ring

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The Godfather: Part III (1990)

The Godfather: Part III

Winona Ryder’s twelfth hour withdrawal from the third Godfather film left the key role of Mary Corleone to Sofia, throwing her to the lions in the process. Ferocious levels of anticipation from fans and critics mingled with whispered accusations of nepotism and left the 18 year-old facing a cacophony of heckles of the cheap seats. “Well-meaning people tell me I am permitting a form of child abuse,'' her mother Eleanor admitted at the time.

“People gave me a hard time, and I hadn’t really thought about how public it would be, so yes, it was hard, but hard situations make you stronger and I know I learnt from it. I was 18 at the time and I didn’t really want to be directed by my dad – you don’t want to do what your dad tells you to do at that age – so that was a little awkward. The whole thing was awkward, but you move on."

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