During a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, director M. Night Shyamalan spoke about his frequent cameos and his first indie movie.
When asked about his various cameos, Shyamalan mentioned that both his parents were doctors and that it was “a sad moment” when he told his parents he wanted to make films instead of following in their footsteps. He then said joked that he at least “got to play a doctor” for his cameo in his 1999 thriller film The Sixth Sense.
The director then discussed his very first film, Praying with Anger, stating that “no one saw it except my family,” and that after watching it, his dad told him to “put white people in your movies.”
You can watch M. Night Shyamalan’s appearance on The Graham Norton Show below:
Shyamalan’s latest film, Knock at the Cabin, is now playing in theaters. It is based on Paul Tremblay’s 2018 novel and was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3), Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Mindhunter), Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Old), newcomer Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn (Little Women), and Rupert Grint (Servant).