Patton Oswalt & Rob Corddry Talk SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, Improv, How They Prepare for a Role, and More

     June 23, 2012

Patton Oswalt Rob Corddry seeking a friend interview slice

Earlier this week I got to speak with Patton Oswalt & Rob Corddry 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.  In the film, Oswalt and Corddry play two of the offbeat characters they meet along the way.  For more on the film, click here for seven clips.

During the interview Oswalt and Corddry talked about how they made the characters their own, improv, how they prepare for their roles, future projects like Michael Bay‘s Pain and Gain and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, here are Matt’s video interviews with Carell, Knightley and Scafaria.  And here’s my interview with Gillian Jacobs & T.J. Miller.

Patton Oswalt & Rob Corddry

  • How much was on the page and how much were they told to have fun with their characters
  • How early do they start to prepare for a role
  • 2 takes or 50 takes?  What do they like to do
  • I ask Oswalt about Odd Thomas and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Corddry talks about Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain





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