Exclusive Video Interviews with the Cast of FUNNY PEOPLE and Writer/Director Judd Apatow

     July 29, 2009

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Opening this Friday is writer/director Judd Apatow’s third feature “Funny People”. The film is about a famous comedian (being played by Adam Sandler) who has a near-death experience and what happens as a result of it. Along for the ride are Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, and Aziz Ansari.

Anyway, I recently got to interview the entire cast and writer/director Judd Apatow and all the interviews are after the jump. Take a look:

And one thing before getting to the interview. If you liked “40-Year Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up”, I’m sure you’re going to love Judd Apatow’s new film. While “Funny People” will make you laugh a lot, it’s also got plenty to say about life and what’s really important about the journey we’re all on. I really dug the film and definitely recommend it. Finally, a big thank you to our partners at Omelete for making these interviews happen.

As always, I’ve listed what was covered during each interview. And here’s a bunch of movie clips from “Funny People”.

Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill

  • I say how much I liked the movie and how they looked like they were having a blast making it
  • Filming the Thanksgiving scene
  • How the film is almost mimicking their real life…

Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler

  • Have either of them been to Brazil
  • We talk about the original running time as Judd has been known to have long first cuts
  • Says the first cut was 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • I ask if all the deleted scenes will be on the DVD/Blu-ray. Judd talks about what else will be on the DVD
  • We talk about the Thanksgiving scene – writing it and acting in it
  • I ask about Adam’s performance and how collaborative it was with Judd
  • Judd talks about how he’s doing a voice in Zookeeper

Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza and Aziz Ansari

  • Aziz reveals he is doing the catering on Scott Pilgrim
  • What was it like on set and working for Judd Apatow
  • I ask Aziz what he would do if Funny People was showing in digital IMAX
  • We all talk about digital IMAX

Leslie Mann and Eric Bana

  • What is it like doing press all day
  • Was Eric disappointed that he didn’t do any standup in the film
  • What was it like on set working for Judd
  • Deleted scenes talk
  • I Love You Phillip Morris talk

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