Andrew Jay Cohen’s feature debut, The House, is out in cinemas across the land this week, and we stopped by in L.A. to interview the cast. The film comes right out of Cohen’s wheelhouse, having written domestic comedies such as Bad Neighbours (and its sequel) and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Today we present our first interview from the haul, a short and sweet (and silly) interview with lead actors Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.
Nick Kroll (Loving), Alison Tolman (The Gift), Michaela Watkins (In A World…) and Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, Arrival) co-star in the film. We will have interviews with co-star Jason Mantzoukas and the director Andrew Jay Cohen up on the site shortly.
James Kleinmann was our man on the ground, he talked to the actors about making people laugh for the first time (Will Ferrell misunderstands and tells a story about learning how to fly – “It’s a thirst that’s never ‘quelched’). They also talk about loving the look of their characters, and – Breaking News – Will Ferrell’s hair is NOT A WIG. There’s also talk of blood in the all orifices. It’s a very silly interview.
Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Interview – The House
Here’s the official synopsis:
After Scott and Kate Johansen lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank, they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.
The House opens on June 30th in UK and US cinemas.