Guillermo del Toro: The Inspiration For ‘The Shape of Water’

The director shares how Creature from the Black Lagoon inspired him!

BackstageOL’s Dave Morales traveled to Los Angeles to sit down with acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro to talk about the inspiration for The Shape of Water and how love is an ongoing theme in the film.

The film’s synopsis:

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

The Shape of Water hits theaters December 15th. For more from del Toro, check out the full interview below!

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