Emily Mortimer Talks OUR IDIOT BROTHER and Martin Scorsese’s HUGO

     August 26, 2011

Emily Mortimer Our Idiot Brother interview slice

It’s the end of summer and that means it’s finally time to see the films that everyone was talking about in Park City. Our Idiot Brother,  the first of the big sale items from the Sundance Film Festival, hits theaters this Friday from the newly reinvigorated Weinstein Company.  Unlike many Sundance offerings, this is an audience-friendly comedy starring Paul Rudd as the idiot sibling in question with Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Banks playing the women he unintentionally tortures with his naiveté.

Recently, I sat down with Mortimer to discuss her role in the film. During our interview she told me about family dynamics, the film’s title change, her own idiot family members and teased her upcoming 3D Scorsese film, Hugo.  Hit the jump to watch.

For more on Our Idiot Brother, here’s my video interviews with Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones and Elizabeth Banks.

Emily Mortimer

  • How the title of the film changed from My Idiot Brother to Our Idiot Brother. Does she think families have a group dynamic where they think one person is the black sheep.
  • Did she have any real family members that made get together’s interesting
  • Hugo talk. Will we see any of his trademark long takes like in Goodfellas or Casino


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