Video:American Teen Cast Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
'American Teen' follows five very different Indiana high school students around during their senior year, catching all the emotional turmoil associated with getting ready to leave high school behind and head off to college and the real world.See Transcript
Transcript:American Teen Cast InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the Los Angeles Film Festival Special Screening of Wanted.
From the Cast of American Teen - Mitch Reinholt, Colin Clemens and Jake Tusing
Why did you agree to be part of the documentary? I've seen it and it really exposes everything.
Colin Clemens: "I think at the time it was kind of like boring Warsaw finally had something exciting. And so I kind of jumped in just for the excitement of it, just being on camera. That's initially why I joined."
Jake Tusing: "I'm pretty much with Colin in the respect that I didn't expect too much out of it. I think it would be more of a personal thing, and it would really add some excitement to our lives."
Mitch Reinholt: "I thought it would just be really cool to have like a living yearbook, like everything compiled into one DVD that I can show my grandkids."
How long did it take before you forgot that the cameras were there and just acted like yourselves?
Colin Clemens: "For me, it was about a month before I didn't realize they were there. At first it was pretty tense and you were kind of like you didn't know what to do. Eventually I really did get to the point where I just didn't even think they were there until the mic poked me or something."
After you saw the final cut is there anything you would have gone back and said, "Oh please, you should not have filmed that?" Or do you think they did a fair job of editing?
Mitch Reinholt: "Well, I break up with a girl in a text message. That's not Anybody can look back on that and say that wasn't smart. But I think that's kind of one of the themes of the movie. I mean, we all are confused, have conflicting issues. Obviously, that's not something I'm extremely proud of or would do again. But that's just part of life, I suppose. Hannah and I have made amends. Hanging out all summer, I think, will be pretty cool. Just good friends now, so it's nice."
Is this something you would suggest other teens do, if they were offered the opportunity?
Jake Tusing: "I think this is definitely a great opportunity for anybody. I mean, for me, I never had anyone to talk to in high school and this was a great way for me to vent, or tell people my problems. It made me feel like someone actually cared about me, and it was really nice."
Colin Clemens: "I would definitely suggest doing it. It's just a whole new experience. Probably the best experience of my life so far. It's just unique because people, you can actually touch someone's life or inspire somebody so it's a unique thing."
How has your life changed after doing it?
Mitch Reinholt: "In the last couple months it's been different because people recognize me. They're like, 'Hey, are you in a movie?' I'm like, 'Well, kind of, it's a documentary ' I think it's going to keep changing the next year or so. Ultimately, I'll go back to school and then eventually it'll kind of die down. But it will definitely be different. And if nothing else, I'll be better at interviews."