Josh Radnor on his directing debut, ‘Happythankyoumoreplease’
How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor did not spend time looking for the right film to make on his time off from his hit sitcom, instead he spent time writing one.
Radnor is now a triple threat and his first film, Happythankyoumoreplease, became a favorite at The Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
“I started writing it during the first two seasons, just on and off,” Radnor says. “I was always doing readings as I would get new drafts and I have a bunch of actor friends – I’d give them some wine and some crackers and they would sit around and happily read the script. That’s when I really learned that I should probably direct it.”
It was no easy task polishing the film while completing the shooting of HIMYM’s fifth season. “For the first three months I was editing at every free moment, so I don’t even recall shooting those episodes – I hope they’re good! It was a really exciting time, to watch the movie come together, but it was also probably good for me to have some place that I had to be, so that I wouldn’t just be obsessively staring at the movie the whole time.”