Actress Brit Marling, who stars in the Netflix series The OA, was sent home from summer camp camp as a kid because the ghost stories she was telling in the cabin were scaring her bunkmates.
Marling revealed this anecdote at The Vulture Festival in a conversation with E. Alex Jung.
“I was staying at a sleepaway girls camp and the cabin was made of wood with eyes in it,” she told the audience. “I started telling the other girls in the cabin this ghost story. I told them the knots in the wood were eyes of ghosts and this ground was where there had been a massacre and everyone in the massacre was staring down from us in the eyes of the cabin.”
After telling stories over a few days, Marling said she was sent home with her parents because so many of the girls had complained of nightmares. “From early on I was invested in the idea that narrative structure works so well,” she said.
The OA was renewed for a second season earlier this year.