The film also stars Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook and Joanna Gleason.At the film’s press day, actor Bill Hader spoke during both a 1-on-1 with Collider and a press conference about how nice it was to work with a script where the story and character was all on the page, shooting in 22 days, how important his 10-year friendship with Kristen Wiig was to their on screen relationship in the film, how much fun they had doing a lip-synching duet on Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” his willingness to put in the work to be seen as a dramatic actor, why you never stop auditioning for the roles that you really want, and how he got into the headspace for this character.
Matt Patches is on the ground at the Sundance Film Festival to see as many films as possible and report back about the best independent films we'll be hearing about all year.
You can read his previous dispatches here and here.“The Sundance Movie:” A relationship drama, often involving families or close friends with clashing personalities, that slaps melodrama together with wry comedy using a quirky glue (because, you know, it's real life).
He also talked about his experience on the upcoming Judd Apatow film Trainwreck, and how he thinks Amy Schumer, who stars in and wrote the film, will blow people’s minds with her performance. When you heard that they were looking for funny people for these two lead roles, and then you read the script, did it take some pressure off of you when you saw that it was all on the page and that you were expected to improvise? It is nice to know that you can just stick to the script.
Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers. This director (Craig Johnson) gives you freedom for how you want to interpret the character, but has a very clear view of where the movie is going.
's wrap party where Jagger and Amy Poehler performed "live karaoke" with Foo Fighters in Rockefeller Center."[Mick] sang live karaoke...
Suddenly the song 'Bitch' came on and we were like, 'Oh, that's Mick Jagger singing. The reporter interviewed the two stars of the Sundance film for a Denver segment, though it began to go downhill fast when it was clear he had not seen “The Skeleton Twins.” First, he categorized the movie as a “non-traditional comedy.” Wiig and Hader politely corrected him, saying that it was a “sweet drama” with comedic elements. The “Saturday Night Live” alums cracked up as they delivered jabs to Parente, with Wiig sarcastically commenting that “This was great.” For his part, Parente received the blows well, being a good sport despite his admitted embarrassment. However, what really blew Parente’s cover was when he asked Wiig advice for going nude on camera, as he said she does in “Skeleton Twins.” Wiig does not, in fact, go naked in the movie — and that’s when the jokes started. “The Skeleton Twins” debuted at Sundance in January, winning the U. I’ve worked on some things where you’re improvising and you’re making up the movie, as you’re going along, and saying, “Maybe it’s this, or it could be that.” That does put a certain amount of pressure on you.You want it to make sense, as a movie, or at least, I do., from writer/director Craig Johnson, blindly retreads territory that has lead to the cynical definition of a fest-perfect film, but does so with two weapons in hand: Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig.