Have you guys seen the trailer for Skeleton Twins? Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader play estranged siblings who are forced to spend time together after an unexpected tragedy. The film won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance and looks dark and hilarious.
Last night I went down a rabbit hole and read a bunch of interviews about the movie, and here are two fun quotes for you:
Writer/director Craig Johnson: “[Wiig and Hader] are like brother and sister. I just stood in the corner, silent and in awe of these two people when they would just riff back and forth. They would be on set in between takes just going off on bits that were completely improvised, but were just so funny and so quick. It was like they had a shorthand, secret telepathic language with each other. They know each other’s brains so well.”
The New York Times: “Weren’t you once fired from a movie theater for spoiling the end of Titanic?”
Bill Hader: “I was tearing tickets for a movie theater in Tempe, Arizona, and this sorority had rented out the whole theater and they were being so rude to me. I was like: ‘The boat sinks, Leo dies at the end. You think he’s sleeping, but he’s frozen. And the old lady is Kate Winslet. Enjoy the movie.’ ”
Thoughts? Will you see it? Mark your calendars: It comes out this Friday, September 12th.
P.P.S. Kristen Wiig is 41, Tina Fey is 44 and Amy Poehler is 42. I used to dread my forties, but not anymore!