James Marsden on ‘Dead to Me’ and Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

     May 11, 2019

With the new Liz Feldman series Dead to Me now streaming on Netflix, I recently sat down with James Marsden to talk about his addictive dark comedy. If you haven’t seen the trailer, the show follows two women, Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini), who become unlikely friends after meeting in a grief support group. As Jen starts to become closer to Judy, though, it becomes apparent that her new friend is not who she seems. Dead to Me also stars Ed Asner and Brandon Scott.

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During the interview, James Marsden talked about making Dead to Me, how the show is loaded with twists and turns, if he knew the arc of the series going in, what it is like getting called by Quentin Tarantino to be part of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, why he had so much fun making the Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Jim Carrey, and more.

Check out what he had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by the official synopsis.

James Marsden:

  • Why he had so much fun making the Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Jim Carrey.
  • How Dead to Me is loaded with twists and turns.
  • Did he know the arc of the show going in?
  • What is it like getting called by Quentin Tarantino to be part of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood?
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Here’s the official synopsis for Dead to Me:

Jen (Christina Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Linda Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who’s recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. But as they bond over bottles of wine, Entenmann’s cookies and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy desperately tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it. DEAD TO ME, created by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy), is an addictive dark comedy that dives into the painfully unfiltered, weirdly funny waters of grief, loss and forgiveness.

From creator and executive producer Liz Feldman, Dead to Me stars Christina Applegate (Jen), Linda Cardellini (Judy), James Marsden (Steve), Ed Asner (Abe) and Brandon Scott (Nick). Jessica Elbaum (Gloria Sanchez Prods.), Christie Smith and Christina Applegate also serve as executive producers, in addition to Adam McKay and Will Ferrell for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Dead to Me is produced by CBS Television Studios for Netflix.

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