I’m a huge fan of Jeremy Piven. Whether it be his outstanding work on HBO’s Entourage, or his small but memorable roles in films like Smokin’ Aces, The Kingdom, and Cameron Crowe’s Singles, Piven is a tornado of energy that you always remember. So when I heard that he was going to be at Sundance to promote director Mark Pellington’s I Melt With You (which he stars in along with Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Christian McKay and Carla Gugino), I made sure to land an interview. Thankfully, my request went through and the other day I spent about ten minutes talking with him at the Bing Bar on Main Street.
During the interview we talked about what drew him to the project, who he plays and what the film is about, how he prepares, discusses the independent spirit of Sundance and how Robert Redford is one of his heroes, improv, reminisces about his early work in Cameron Crowe’s Singles and how it connected him to Eddie Vedder, and we ended the interview talked about the last season of Entourage and he says the next (last) season starts to film in April. Hit the jump to watch: