James Marsden Interview DEATH AT A FUNERAL – Plus An Update on ENCHANTED 2

     April 12, 2010

james_marsden_image__2_.jpgOpening this weekend is director Neil LaBute’s Death at a Funeral, which stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Zoë Saldaña, Columbus Short, Luke Wilson, Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, and Keith David.  The movie is a remake of the 2007 British film with the same name.  If you saw the previous version, the remake is the same story set in America.

To help promote the film, I recently got to speak with James Marsden.  In the film, Marsden gets accidentally drugged and spends most of the film dealing with vivid hallucinations.  While the film is a comedy, we talked about how he found the right balance for his performance.  He also told me about some of his deleted scenes, and I asked him what’s up with Enchanted 2.  Check out what he had to say after the jump:

And if you’d like to watch some clips from director Neil LaBute’s Death at a Funeral, click here.  Look for more video interviews with the cast all week.

James Marsden

  • Was he nervous when he found out the cast he’d be working with
  • Did director Neil LaBute tell him to go over the top or how did he control the performance
  • Since they shot on video, was there any takes that just went on for 5 minutes. Talks about deleted scenes. At 2:48 he does some of his lines that were cut. Star Wars references
  • Enchanted 2 – what does he know and is he excited to go back to that world

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