Guillermo del Toro has won critical acclaim — and a baker’s dozen Academy Award nominations — for his latest film, The Shape of Water. The movie is about the close relationship that develops between a woman and a strange creature that’s being held captive in the research facility where she works. Del Toro wrote the screenplay, so we wanted to know if the roots of the relationship could be traced to anything he’d experienced in his life. His answer is surprising, because he was the “creature” to Oscar-winning director James Cameron!
The Shape of Water is playing now in theaters everywhere.