Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore Talk DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, Favorite Movies, Karaoke, Whit Stillman, and More

     April 5, 2012

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Opening this weekend is writer-director Whit Stillman‘s (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco) first movie in thirteen years: Damsels in Distress.  Filled with the unique characters and dialogue that populate all of his works, Stillman’s latest film is about a group of college coeds (Greta Gerwig, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Adam Brody, and Analeigh Tipton) whose friendship is threatened by a series of romances, “including slick Charlie (Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker), the mad frat-pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf), and Thor (Billy Magnussen) — who threaten their friendship and sanity.”  For more on the film, here’s the trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I got to speak with Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore.  We talked about trying to deliver Stillman’s unique dialogue, how familiar they were with his previous films when they got the roles, favorite movies and actors, karaoke, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore

  • Karaoke talk.  MacLemore’s go-to karaoke song is “Something to Talk About.”  Echikunwoke goes with “Son of a Preacher Man.”
  • 0:30 – List their favorite movies, directors, and actors, including tongue-in-cheek praise of Whit Stillman and his good looking casts.
  • 2:00 – Both had limited familiarity with Stillman’s work prior to Damsels, but now are big fans.
  • 3:30 – Talk about the process they go through as actors to work with Stillman’s unique dialogue.
  • 4:30 – Both prefer lots of takes to try out different ideas, but neither has done more than 10 takes before.


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