John C. Reilly shared his thoughts on what an actor needs to do to maintain their conditioning for a performance.
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Reilly and Coogan on the choices they made in portraying their characters, prothetics and whether or not wearing 1950s underwear is necessary in their performances.
Reilly also spoke about how staying optimistic about what he could achieve helped him grow.
Ferrell was on hand to take part in a Q&A and spoke more about how working with Hart came about. When asked if he chooses his projects based on who he wants to work with, or the script itself, Ferrell explained that each project was different.
Being somewhat of a real-life cartoon character himself and having a distinctive voice, John C. Reilly seems like he is a perfect fit for an animated film.
Though John C. Reilly is probably best known for his comedy movies alongside Will Ferrell, he has received much of his acclaim (and an Oscar nomination) for his hard-hitting dramas like We Need to Talk about Kevin and Carnage.
Watch: Dustin Lance Blacks’ ‘8’ starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, John C. Reilly
If, like me, you missed the live stream of the one-night only performance of Dustin Lance Black’s “8” at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in LA, we’re in luck because we can watch it below.
John C. Reilly: “I try to just be really committed to what I’m doing. If I’m committed to something really stupid, then I’m in a comedy”
Reilly says that even though it’s a little uncomfortable to get acclimated with a dramatic director and cast, his commitment to his roles never wavers.
John C. Reilly on How to Impress Your Co-Stars: “Just pretend like you belong there and maybe you’ll rise to the occasion”
A friend of mine in acting school said, ‘Fake it ’til you make it.'” He adds a summary of that good advice: “Just pretend like you belong there and maybe you’ll rise to the occasion.”
In Theaters: December 16, 2011
“You pretty much go by instinct when you’re reading a script, whether it grabs you or not,” Reilly explains about choosing his next role.
Director: Azazel Jacobs
Cast: Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, Creed Bratton, Olivia Crocicchia, Bridger Zadina
Azazel Jacobs, director of Terri, talks to me about the casting John C. Reilly and what he thinks kills actors when auditioning!
Directors Jay & Mark Duplass talk about Cyrus, improvising and working with John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill!
John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill star in the new film, Cyrus. Check out my my interview with them as they talk about improvising, their characters and more!
“The key to being allowed to do anything is to keep changing so you don’t get defined as one thing.” – John C. Reilly
“To me, acting is acting. When the circumstances are ridiculous, then you are in comedy.” – John C. Reilly