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'We Were the Lucky Ones' author Georgia Hunter reflects on film's adaptation

'We Were the Lucky Ones' based on her Georgia Hunter's novel is her family's Holocaust experiences

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'We Were the Lucky Ones' author Georgia Hunter reflects on film's adaptation

'We Were the Lucky Ones' based on her Georgia Hunter's novel is her family's Holocaust experiences

We Were the Lucky Ones author Georgia Hunter reflects on films adaptation
'We Were the Lucky Ones' author Georgia Hunter reflects on film's adaptation

Georgia Hunter's novel We Were the Lucky Ones, based on her family's Holocaust experiences, is set to come to life as a Hulu series premiering on March 28.

The novel, published in 2017, delves into the resilience of the Kurc family during World War II, with the forthcoming adaptation featuring Joey King and Logan Lerman.

As per PEOPLE report, Hunter revealed that the novel's adaptation was an emotional journey for her, she felt a profound connection to her ancestors throughout the filming process.

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She said, “I remember walking in and feeling like I was stepping back in time, and I just started crying, I felt like my ancestors were there with me.”

The cast, predominantly Jewish, approached their roles with a desire to understand the individuals they portrayed on a personal level, delving into the nuances of their characters beyond the script.

She added, “There were a lot of questions about trying to get to the core of who these people were, They really just wanted to get to know my relatives on a very personal level and [asked] questions that you’ll never see in a script or that show up in a show: ‘What were their quirks? Did their parents sing them any special lullabies? What did they like to read? What kind of parents are they now today?”

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