Actress Frances McDormand has said that her attempts to get into character proved so successful when filming Nomadland that she was "offered a job in Target" in a small town in Nebraska.
Nomadland, which premiered earlier this month and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, is about people in the US who live transient lifestyles.
In the film, McDormand's character Fern leaves the town where she lives, as it provides her no prospects of employment. She decides to make her way around the US in a camper van.
McDormand said in a Zoom call promoting the film: "It was really about setting up an ecosystem, working with the nomads, because they are not always stationary and [it was about] getting Fran to blend in.
"It was successful because in one town in Nebraska I went to the local Target [in character] and I was offered employment."
The two-time Oscar winner was handed a form to fill out for a job at the discount retail shop.
The Three Billboards actress recalled her joy at the job offer: "I went back to Chloé [Nomadland film director Chloé Zhao] and said: 'It's working!'"