“I think, to me, what was so wonderful about the possession of Sister Mary Eunice was the metaphore of when something takes you over, that is that dark.
If she [Mary Eunice] had survived, what really would be left of her. I think the fact that it’s an insisted suicide, really. She wants to go and I think that it’s kind of an amazing metaphor for life of when something so horrible happens in such a long period of time, what really is left of that person, how much strengh does it take to still be intact and she, at the end of the day, there was nothing really for her to hope for except to just end it.
And i think that it’s really devistating but it’s very beautiful to go through that and not to have some glourious ending of another exorcism and then she’s back to herself. She was totally destroyed.”