With director Bryan Buckley’s R-rated comedy The Bronze opening in limited release this weekend, I recently sat down with Melissa Rauch for an exclusive video interview. During our wide-ranging conversation she talked about karaoke songs, The Bronze’s unique sex scene (which is extremely funny), telling a story about a female anti-hero, the challenges of shooting a feature in 22 days, future plans, and a lot more.
Written by Rauch and her husband Winston Rauch, The Bronze is about Hope Greggory (Rauch), a former Olympic bronze medalist (and Dancing with the Stars competitor) who’s not too happy about living back at home with her dad (Gary Cole) and living off her glory days. When a promising young gymnast (Haley Lu Richardson) threatens her local celebrity status, Hope goes into attack mode. The film also stars Sebastian Stan as an USA Olympic team representative and Thomas Middleditch as a local town resident that has a thing for Hope.
- 0:13 – Her go-to karaoke song.
- 0:30 – What she collected as a kid.
- 1:34 – On making the film a reality and how they approached shooting.
- 3:43 – On telling a story about a female anti-hero.
- 5:23 – Developing the film’s unique sex scene.
- 7:07 – The challenges of shooting a feature in 22 days.
- 8:52 – If she was strict on people deviating from her script.
- 9:41 – What she has planned next.