Last week, at the Toronto Film Festival, I did interviews for the Weinstein Company’s “Youth in Revolt”. If the title sounds familiar, that’s because the film is based on the novel by C.D. Payne and it’s the story of Nick Twisp – a teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini – and he’s played by Michael Cera. While the film is still many months from getting released (Jan 15th, 2010), I really enjoyed this movie and want to start building some positive buzz…so I’m posting the interviews now. Also, there will probably be another press day closer to release, so these interviews would be very old. Anyway, after the jump you can watch my interview with Portia Doubleday. She plays Michael Cera’s love interest and she’s the reason Michael’s character does some pretty crazy stuff. During the interview she talks about getting the part, making the movie, and how she got into acting.
In the tradition of Catcher in the Rye, and starring Michael Cera, YOUTH IN REVOLT is a coming-of-age comedy that puts a fresh and outrageous stamp on a tale of adolescent obsession and rebellion. Based on the acclaimed novel by C.D. Payne, YOUTH IN REVOLT is the story of Nick Twisp who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) while on a family vacation. But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart. With Sheeni’s encouragement, Nick abandons his dull, predictable life and develops a rebellious alter ego: Francois. With his ascot, his moustache and his cigarette, Francois will stop at nothing to be with Sheeni, and leads Nick Twisp on a path of destruction with unpredictable and uproarious consequences. The film also Justin Long, Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, Jean Smart, Fred Willard and Zach Galifianakis
- We talk about how she’s from LA and how early in life did she know she wanted to act
- She talks about getting this role while in school
- How did she prepare for the role
- Could she tell on set how into the part Michael was