Opening this weekend is Focus Features It’s Kind of a Funny Story. The film stars Keir Gilchrist as a stressed-out teenager who checks himself into a mental institution for five days and learns valuable life lessons while there. The film co-stars Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Viola Davis, and Jim Gaffigan.
At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I was able to speak with Keir Gilchrist about making the film, what it’s like doing press at TIFF, what he recommends when in Toronto, working with Zach Galifianakis, how he prepared for the role, and a lot more. Hit the jump to check out what he had to say:
Finally, you can watch the trailer here.
- How has doing press been for him
- Is he being careful about how much he wants to reveal during interviews
- Is he on Twitter or Facebook
- When did he find out they got into TIFF and what was his reaction
- Since he lives in Toronto, what places does he recommend going to if you had one day there
- How challenging was this role and did he watch any movies to prepare for it
- Did he have a lot of friends wanting to visit him when he was shooting with Zach Galifianakis
- What was it like working with Zach
- Improv talk
- What else he has coming up