Marisa Tomei Video Interview CYRUS

     July 7, 2010

Marisa Tomei interview Cyrus slice

Currently playing in limited release and expanding into more theaters this week is Cyrus.  Written and directed by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Baghead), the movie centers on John (John C. Reilly), a film editor who’s down on his luck and still emotionally attached to his soon-to-be remarried ex-wife, Jamie (Catherine Keener).  John’s prospects take a turn when he meets Molly (Marisa Tomei) at a party. However, when her 21 year-old son/housemate Cyrus (Jonah Hill) enters the picture, he becomes an unexpected saboteur of John’s attempts at Molly’s heart.  While you might think making a studio movie might somehow change who The Duplass Brothers are, they stuck to their indie roots and delivered a touching, original story that blends humor & heartbreak.  Definitely recommended.

Yesterday I posted my video interview with John C. Reilly, and tonight I’ve got Marisa Tomei. During the interview we talked about making Cyrus, what it was like to film the movie in order, and what it was like to do so much improv.  We also talked about working with Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly and a lot more.  Hit the jump to check it out:

Marisa Tomei

  • What has the last 6 months been like promoting the film
  • How was filming in order for her
  • How did the film change from when it was presented to her
  • Filming with 2 cameras and 15 minute takes
  • Was she able to keep a straight face working with Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly
  • What else does she have coming up
  • When she meets fans, what is the one movie they always want to talk about (hint: My Cousin Vinny)

cyrus movie poster

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