Stefanie Scott Reveals What It's Like Working With Krysten Ritter - Exclusive

When the world found out that Krysten Ritter would be attached to the series "The Girl in the Woods," fans everywhere were freaking out, per Deadline. Even the show's leading lady couldn't contain her excitement. "When I found out Krysten Ritter was directing the first four episodes, I got even more excited because I'm such a big fan of hers," Stefanie Scott admitted during an exclusive interview with The List.

We all know Ritter as the star of "Jessica Jones," where she even got the chance to make her directing debut in one of the episodes. Yet, being a part of "The Girl in the Woods” was a big deal for everyone involved. The Peacock series is the first time Ritter has made an impact entirely behind-the-scenes, and it sounds like it certainly didn't disappoint.

When Ritter and Scott took to the set together for the very first time, they seemed to instantly click. "I loved working with her," Scott told us — and that's not all she said. She gave us the inside scoop on what it's really like working with Ritter.

Having an actor direct actors was super helpful for Stefanie Scott

There's definitely something different about having an actor sit in the director's chair. "She's been acting for so long and done such amazing work that I think she knows how to direct because of all those experiences," Stefanie Scott told us.

A director's first duty begins before anyone ever steps foot on set, and according to Scott, Krysten Ritter is super organized. Before the workday even started, she had everyone's scenes prepared so shooting each scene went even faster than expected, something Ritter herself always appreciates before she has to act out a scene.

In addition to all of that, Ritter has played a character very similar to Carrie: Jessica Jones. The edgy superhero series stars a woman who's not afraid to pack a punch, and Scott's role in "The Girl in the Woods" is one in the same. "She really helped me, I guess, find my center and stance for Carrie," Scott explained. "Because Carrie has to be very tough and grounded at all times and know her surroundings and be ready to fight." 

Here's to hoping we get to see these two reunite for a second season!

Season 1 of "The Girl in the Woods" is available to stream now exclusively on Peacock.