Video:Seth Gordon Interview - Horrible Bosseswith Rebecca Murray
Everyone can relate to having had a horrible boss at one time or another, and director Seth Gordon believes that the Warner Bros Pictures' comedy 'Horrible Bosses' will hit home for just about anyone who's ever held done a job.See Transcript
Transcript:Seth Gordon Interview - Horrible Bosses
Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies on Warner Bros Pictures' 2011 CinemaCon Press Line.
Director Seth Gordon - Horrible Bosses
You had a bunch of funny people on the set. How do you round them up and control them, or do you?
Seth Gordon: "Well for me, a lot of the work on set was about encouraging the most lively dynamic between the three guys. Because, you'll see when they're down here in a second, they are incredible together and they riff off of each other, and they're all seasoned comedians that each come from their own space. [Jason] Sudeikis has got the SNL background, Charlie [Day's] got Sunny...he's a writer and a showrunner on Sunny. And [Jason] Bateman's been doing comedy for decades. So to have those three guys in one place, you just need to help that take shape and then let it happen because it's wonderful."
I'm assuming there's going to be a lot in the movie that never was in the script, right?
Seth Gordon: "The story is, the words and how it's done and the tone and the feeling is unique. Every day was different. It was wonderful."
How tough was it for you to figure out which was the best when you're trying to put that all together, if they're all so funny?
Seth Gordon: "I'd say the solution presents itself quickly, because you find your way through the performances. There's always a best."
So, what's the appeal of directing a project like this?
Seth Gordon: "Oh, it's the chance to work with some of the best actors in the game right now. I think these guys are amazing, [Jennifer] Aniston's amazing, [Kevin] Spacey's amazing, Colin Farrell's amazing, Jamie Foxx... I mean, this is an incredible group."
What sets it apart from every other comedy out there?
Seth Gordon: "Oh, I think everybody in the world can relate to having a horrible boss. At some point, we have all."
Seth Gordon: "Of course. I feel bad but Peggy, who was my boss when I was a dishwasher at an old folks' home, was the worst micromanager. No dish was ever clean enough, let me say that. I didn't survive that job for long."
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