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Lilly Wachowski Reveals Why She’s Not Working on The Matrix: Resurrections

Acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Wachowski has finally revealed why she decided not to take part in the upcoming fourth installment of her popular Matrix franchise. During the Television Critics Association Summer Tour virtual panel for her Showtime television show, Work in Progress, last week, she delved into the reasons why she moved on from the hit, Oscar-winning sci-fi-action film series.

The filmmaker, who’s currently showrunning, executive producing, writing and directing the second season of Work in Progress, explained that she decided not to take part in The Matrix: Resurrections before the second season of Sense8 debuted in 2017. When Lana came up with an idea for the fourth Matrix movie, Lilly felt the need to move on to new things.

“[Lana] had come up with this idea for another Matrix movie, and we had this talk, and it was actually — we started talking about it in between [our] dad dying and [our] mom dying, which was like five weeks apart,” Lilly said. “And there was something about the idea of going backward and being a part of something that I had done before that was expressly unappealing.

“I didn’t want to have gone through my transition and gone through this massive upheaval in my life, the sense of loss from my mom and dad, to want to go back to something that I had done before, and sort of [walk] over old paths that I had walked in, felt emotionally unfulfilling, and really the opposite — like I was going to go back and live in these old shoes, in a way. And I didn’t want to do that,” Lilly also revealed.

For Lilly, working on Work in Progress, a comedy that follows the life of actress Abby McEnany’s character of Abby, a 46-year-old who suffers from depression, seemed like the place she needed to be. “It felt like a new thing that I could go do and be myself in, more than go back and do the same thing that I sort of did before,” Lilly divulged during the panel. “Lana made [The Matrix: Resurrections] for different reasons… I can’t speak for her, but that’s what I was feeling at the time.”

Lilly was also asked during the panel if she has any future collaboration plans with her sister.  “Who knows? Who knows? Maybe,” she answered.

Karen Benardello
Karen Benardellohttps://cinemadailyus.com
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.


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