One among the many motion pictures to premiere at this yr’s Sundance Film Competition was Downhill. Impressed by Ruben Östlund’s Swedish movie Power Majeure, Downhill is helmed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who additionally co-wrote the script with Jesse Armstrong (Succession). As you’ve in all probability seen in the trailers, Downhill is a few married couple (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell) that begins to query their relationship whereas on a household ski trip in the Alps. Early in the movie, they’re sitting exterior with their children, about to eat lunch, when an avalanche comes dashing in the direction of them. Louis-Dreyfus’ maternal instincts kicks in, and she instantly wraps her arms round round her two boys, whereas Ferrell’s character’s intuition is to guard himself and his cellphone, which results in some powerful conversations together with his spouse. Downhill additionally stars Zach Woods, Zoe Chao, Miranda Otto, and Kristofer Hivju, the latter of whom co-starred in the authentic movie.
Shortly after seeing Downhill, I sat down with Louis-Dreyfus, Ferrell, Woods, Chao, Otto, Hivju, Faxon and Rash for an especially enjoyable interview. When everybody wasn’t laughing, they talked about how the story unfolds realistically reasonably than being Hollywoodized, what drew the forged to the script, how Otto’s character supplies quite a lot of levity, in addition to the challenges of the modifying course of and a complete lot extra.
Take a look at what they needed to say in the participant above, and beneath is strictly what we talked about.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Zach Woods, Zoe Chao, Miranda Otto, Kristofer Hivju, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash:
- What’s the movie about?
- What drew the forged to the script and how the movie is depicting a attainable real looking state of affairs.
- Miranda Otto talks about her character and how she supplies quite a lot of levity together with her dialogue.
- Woods and Chao speak about who they play and how a lot enjoyable that they had making the movie.
- Hivju talks about his character.
- Faxon and Rash speak about the modifying course of and what they had been hoping to attain getting into.
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