Langford captures a multitude of aspects of Mayella on the stand. She is shaky even when she is being sworn in, and appears like a deer in the headlights while being questioned. From there, she becomes frantic and confused, eventually erupting into a state of shouting and crying. Her entire story plays out on her face, and her fear and guilt are palpable.
Teresa Langford is both sexy and downtrodden as trial witness and alleged rape victim Mayella Ewell — when she’s not busy as the horribly mean and cartoonish old crank Mrs. Dubose.