Orphan 2: First Kill uses CGI to make a former child actress gets to reprise her iconic role. When she was just nine years old, she played the role of the petite serial killer. Now she is a blond 25-year-old with a height of 5’2, but she can reprise the part that puts her on the Hollywood map. Years later, she bagged more iconic roles like Clove from Hunger Games and Alex from The Novice after that role.
CGI is used to make her smaller again. They also used the help of a child’s body double and swapped her face with hers. Isabelle Furhman has a career in voice acting, too, so she could sound like a child again. CGI is used to de-aged an actor who is not new. Netflix Deaged Senior citizen actors Al Pacino and Robert Deniro with the English man. This movie is next level de-aging because they transformed an adult into a child again. I was expecting to see an uncanny valley, but this is a horror, so it can work, but the CGI is excellent. She looks like a real little girl.
If you missed out on following her career, this is what she looks like now.
Set before the events of the first film. The Mauerova family had been looking for their missing daughter Esther. Katie (Julia Stiles) and her Husband (Rossif Sutherland) find a little Estonian girl claiming to be their lost child. They accepted her with open arms, not knowing she was not their missing daughter. She is Leena Klammer, An escapee from an insane asylum who pretended to be a child so she could have a new life in America. Leena is a serial killer with the condition that makes her unable to undergo puberty. You can see little “Esther” kill people again this coming August 17, 2022.