Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons on Windfall and why Yeezy sneakers are in the movie
Plemons also reveals how he fell in love with acting while directing “Friday Night Lights” and Collins explains why “To the Bone” means so much to her.
With director Charlie McDowellit’s Bargain now streaming on Netflix, I recently spoke with Lily Collins and jesse plemons to make the Hitchcockian thriller. Written by a frequent McDowell contributor Justin Lader as well as Seven scribe Andrew Kevin Walkerthe film tells the story of a wealthy couple (Collins and Plemons) who arrive at their vacation home to find it is robbed by Jason Segel.
Unlike many films that explain each character’s motivation and feature people making decisions dictated by studio notes and test audiences, Bargain takes the opposite approach. In the film, Segel is known as Nobody, while Plemons is simply referred to as CEO, and Collins is credited as wife. And even if you will learn a lot about each character, everything is not explained and it is refreshing. McDowell and his team of writers let the viewer decide why certain things happen and between that and the three great performances by Segel, Collins and Plemons, Bargain worth your time.
During the interview, Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons revealed the first thing you should watch if you’ve never seen their work, how they did Bargain with a fraction of a regular film crew, what an on-deck filming experience it was, why Plemons’ character wears Yeezy sneakers, and why McDowell used a clip from Three Amigos!. Additionally, Plemons recounts how he fell in love with acting while directing Friday night lights and Collins talks about how to the bone was such a liberating and difficult project to achieve.
Watch what Collins and Plemons had to say in the player above, and below is exactly what we talked about.
Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons
- If someone has never seen what they have done before, what is the first thing they should watch and why?
- Plemons on how he fell in love with acting while doing Friday night lights.
- Collins on the way to the bone was such a liberating and difficult project to achieve.
- how they did Bargain with a fraction of a regular film crew.
- How was an on-bridge filming experience.
- Whose idea was it to make Plemons’ character wear Yeezy sneakers?
- Why they used an excerpt from Three Amigos! in the movie.
‘Windfall’ review: Jesse Plemons, Lily Collins and Jason Segel play against type in a basic but enjoyable thriller
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