While she presumably doesn’t have the vindictive and sadistic impulses her character does, there is a reason why Mia Goth melts so seamlessly into these types of, let’s face it, horrifying roles. Both Pearl and Gabi are performers at heart, with souls intrinsically tied to the art of putting on a show. It’s clear that these characters both love the act more than nearly anything, and ever since Goth made waves with her role in 2016’s “A Cure For Wellness,” it’s been clear that she’s an actor’s actor, one who works for the love of it and not the potential excess of success.
Funnily enough, her “Infinity Pool” character is just as driven, but in the opposite direction. The excess of success is what allows Gabi to have the playing field she has — again, no spoilers — so more than anything, she’s drunk off the platform that gives her. Gabi is able to use her skills because of that excess, and it’s why she and her husband continue to come back to the film’s central location, a strange yet very high-class resort, each year. Goth’s dedication to the parts she plays makes her more than the perfect person to inhabit this wild and outlandish actor.
“Infinity Pool” is now playing in U.S. theaters.