Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Dev Patel met in 2016 while they were working on the set for Hotel Mumbai, according to the Daily Mail. The film, which hit theaters in 2018, captured the true story of terrorist attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India in 2008, according to Time.
Amazingly, Cobham-Hervey almost didn’t get the part. The role was supposed to go to actor Teresa Palmer, but she became pregnant and chose to leave the cast, according to Vogue. Fortunately for both her and Patel, Cobham-Hervey was a last-minute addition to the group and not only did she land a role in a compelling, if somewhat terrifying film, she also met Patel.
The film was shot in both Adelaide, Australia and Mumbai, according to ABC News, and since Cobham-Hervey is Australian, she gave Patel a tour of her native city, according to Vogue. While this is all lovely and good, Cobham-Hervey had a really unique introduction to acting. Here’s how she got her start.