“I was talking to a friend of mine, and she asked ‘What’s the next one?’ I told her I don’t know yet, but I have three days to figure it out.”
It took two years to figure this one out. Though the germ of the idea for “Backwards”—a Philly-centric tale about a rower who comes within a whisker of her Olympic dream—came from Thomas’ days as a rower at Shipley and later at Massachusetts’s Williams College, it wasn’t until recently that the young actress began working in earnest on her first writing project.
The only stumbling block was the actual writing. Though the theater major had a clear vision of the story she wanted to tell, her sense of how to tell it was a bit more muddled. Thomas didn’t know how to write a screenplay. So she learned.
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