From writer/director Michael Rosenbaum, Back in the Day is a raunchy comedy with heart that tells the story of Jim Owens (Rosenbaum), an aspiring actor in Hollywood who decides to go back home to Indiana for his high school reunion. Reliving the glory days with his now-married friends, he encounters an old flame (Morena Baccarin) and wonders what could have been, had he chosen a different path in life.
At the film’s press day, actor/comedian Nick Swardson (who plays town local Ron Freeman) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how he got involved with this film, how much his character evolved, what he looks for in a script, and what it was like to work with Michael Rosenbaum, as a director. He also talked about his work on FX’s animated series Chozen, just how crazy the hard-R stop-motion animated film Hell & Back will be, the outrageous animated series he’s developing, why he likes to be so involved with the projects he’s doing, how he realized that he could make a career in comedy, and his worst stand-up experiences. Check out what he had to say after the jump.