In this interview conducted for the Herald, I chat to co-stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively about their new film.
Somewhat refreshingly for a mainstream release anchored by two movie stars, it’s difficult to pin down exactly what kind of film A Simple Favor is. At times, the new Anna Kendrick/Blake Lively vehicle feels like a dark thriller in the mould of Gone Girl, at others it bears the unmistakable comedic touch for which its director, Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig, is best known.
Sitting down with Kendrick and Lively in New York to discuss the film, both actors admit to initially struggling to identify Feig’s tonal intentions while shooting the film.
“In a traditional comedy, you’re on a slider from how subtle you can be to how broad you can be,” Kendrick explains.