Writer-Director Lorene Scafaria Talks SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, Reactions to the Apocalypse, Making Her Directing Debut, and More

     June 19, 2012

Lorene Scafaria Seeking a Friend for the End of the World interview slice

A couple weeks ago, Focus Features gave us the opportunity to attend the press junket for Lorene Scafaria‘s offbeat romantic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.  The film focuses on two neighbors (played by Steve Carell and Keira Knightley) who bond during a road trip as they both try to reconnect with lost loves and family before a meteor destroys the Earth.  For more on the film, click here for seven clips.

During my on-camera interview with Scafaria, we spoke about how she came up with the diverse reactions her characters would have to the apocalypse, what we can expect to see on the Blu-ray/DVD, the experience of making her directorial debut, and what scene made her decide to direct in costume.  Hit the jump to check out the interview.  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World opens Friday.


Lorene Scafaria

  • 0:19 – Talking about how characters in the film react to the end of the world.
  • 1:10 – Deleted scenes we can expect on the Blu-ray/DVD
  • 1:53 – The experience of making her directorial debut and finally getting to direct her own screenplay.
  • 2:45 – What scene she particularly enjoyed filming.





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