Last night, The Shape of Water won four Oscars, including the big one, the Oscar for Best Picture.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro (who won Best Director), The Shape of Water is the story of a “mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a captured humanoid-amphibian creature.” The humanoid-amphibian creature was played by Doug Jones, who portrays Saru on Star Trek: Discovery.
In an interview with E News‘ Giuliana Rancic, Jones spoke about his role in the movie, saying that “months and years,” of work went into creating the humanoid-amphibian.
Jones was asked what advice he would give to young people who felt alienated in this world. “What I have learned as an adult is that you are not alone,” he said. “I wasn’t alone. I wasn’t the only kid who felt like that…We all have our insecurities.
“We all feel like we are the monster in the room that doesn’t fit in with everyone else. Now I am a literal monster in film and I get to play that out.”