The Women Talking cast features Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Sarah Polley’s 2022 movie on Amazon. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Women Talking focuses on a group of abused females at a Mennonite colony in 2010. As Salome devises an escape plan, she discusses the specifics with her friends. Meanwhile, a man named August documents the protagonists’ official statements about their motivations. The narrative follows Salome and company as they exchange stories about physical abuse while planning for a happier future. Here’s every main actor and character in Women Talking, an adaptation of Miriam Toews’ 2018 novel.
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Women Talking Cast: Rooney Mara as Ona
Character Profile: A pregnant and abused woman who wonders if forced forgiveness is true forgiveness. She hopes to be clear about her group’s goals by creating official documents. Ona wants a new religion focused on love.
Mara’s Resume: Erica Albright in The Social Network (2010), Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Emily Taylor in Side Effects (2013), Therese Belivet in Carol (2015), M in A Ghost Story (2017)
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Women Talking Cast: Claire Foy as Salome
Character Profile: An abused woman who won’t forgive her attackers. She wants to protect her community’s children. Salome hides medicine in her abused daughter’s food.
Foy’s Resume: Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown (2016-20), Janet Armstrong in First Man (2018), Sawyer Valentini in Unsane (2018), Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018), Emily Richardson-Wain in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
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Women Talking Cast: Jessie Buckley as Mariche
Character Profile: An abused woman who wants to forgive her attackers. She worries about never seeing certain males again and hopes to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Mariche wants to keep children safe, be steadfast in her faith and have time to think.
Buckley’s Resume: Rose-Lynn in Wild Rose (2018), Lyudmilla Ignatenko in Chernobyl (2019), Rosalyn Wilder in Judy (2019), Oraetta Mayflower in Fargo (2020), Young Woman in I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
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Women Talking Cast: Judith Ivey as Agata
Character Profile: A woman who urges children to honor their service to each other. She is tired of being treated like an animal. Agata worries about a collision course with violence.
Ivey’s Resume: Mrs. Alice Lomax in The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Celine’s Mom in A Life Less Ordinary (1997), Belle Block in Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Ellen Parker in White Collar (2012), Dr. Virginia Stauton in New Amsterdam (2019)
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Women Talking Cast: Sheila McCarthy as Greta
Character Profile: Mariche’s mother. She wants to turn pain into fuel. Greta says that leaving her community would be a supreme act of faith.
McCarthy’s Resume: Polly Vandersma in I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987), Samantha Coleman in Die Hard 2 (1990), Judith in The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Agnes in The Umbrella Academy (2019), Audrey in Anything for Jackson (2020)
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Women Talking Cast: Michelle McLeod as Mejal
Character Profile: Agata’s daughter and Mariche’s sister. She wants to stay and fight. Mejal is a smoker who muses about acquiring power.
McLeod’s Resume: Irene in Don’t Talk to Irene (2017), Chante in Honey Bee (2018), Debby in Creeped Out (2019), Skating Attendant in My Spy (2020), Bethany in Workin’ Moms (2023)
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The Women Talking cast also includes:
- Kate Hallett as Autje
- Liv McNeil as Neitje
- August Winter as Melvin
- Ben Whishaw as August
- Frances McDormand as Scarface Janz
- Kira Guloien as Anna
- Shayla Brown as Helena
- Emily Mitchell as Miep
- Nathaniel McParland as Aaron
- Eli Ham as Klaas
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