Exactly no one should be surprised that Maddie—sweet little Maddie—found herself playing La Llorona in her Language Arts final project (producing a short film from beginning to end). La Llorona is new to us, but not new to this part of the county: her story is ghastly, ghostly, and precautionary in Mexico and New Mexico, too—little children, be warned about wandering off at night.
It's like a natural progression to this:
Not to worry: her group had to film lots and lots of takes in order to get her with a straight face the whole time. (Some things never change)
As much fun as it was to get to know yet another creepy literary character, she is beyond done with this particular project and ready to get back to her regularly scheduled life—no more hanging out near creepy tunnels and the arroyo at dusk to turn Mexican myths into horror movies.