Video:Sydney White Cast Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
The cast of the romantic comedy Sydney White chatted up the modern take on the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story at the film's Los Angeles premiere. Check out what the handsome prince (Matt Long) and some of the 'dorks' had to say.See Transcript
Transcript:Sydney White Cast InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the Los Angeles Premiere of Sydney White.
Matt Long ('Tyler')
You get to play basically Prince Charming. How does that feel?
Matt Long: "That was great. I mean, hey, it's a great compliment and it was really fun."
Getting a script that is really an update of Snow White, what did you think?
Matt Long: "Well, you never know. You don't know if it's going to be ridiculous and hokey or if it's going to be really smart and funny. Luckily it was the latter."
Did you guys do anything special to bond with the whole cast?
Matt Long: "Well, me and Amanda and Sara were there about a week and a half early so we hung out a little bit. But everybody was so busy doing fittings and things like that I mean, we all hung out together all the time on set. I was just telling someone else that a lot of times you work with people and as soon as the scene's over or the take is over, everybody just goes to their respective places and you never see each other. But we all hung together. We all just hung out on set and sat in our chairs or whatever, all around each other. It was really great. It created a nice atmosphere."
Adam Hendershott ('Jeremy')
(Hendershott plays the film's version of Bashful and uses a puppet to communicate for most of the film)
Did you keep the puppet or did they have to bring the puppet back to you?
Adam Hendershott: "I wanted the puppet so bad at the end of the movie. I grew so close to this guy and then they wouldn't let me keep him at the end of it. So now I wanted specifically for the premiere for them to send it to me and they did."
How tough is it to work with a puppet?
Adam Hendershott: "You know what? It was tough at first. I actually had to take lessons for it. They sent me to train with the Foster Farms chicken guy. I was like, 'What? You're seriously going to send me to like get puppeteer lessons to teach me how to do this [opening and closing his fingers]?) I mean, it's not going to be hard.' It's like a science. It is seriously There's a lot of technical things that go along with it. "
Danny Strong ('Gurkin')
Danny Strong: "It was a lot of fun because I normally don't get cast in these kinds of hostile roles. They actually auditioned me for Bashful and Grumpy, and they didn't know which one they were going to cast me. I just called the director and said, 'Please give me Grumpy.'"
Why didn't you want to be Bashful?
Danny Strong: "Because I'm usually cast in that kind of part and I just thought this would be a lot more fun for me. And I'm more like this than I am Bashful in real life so I figured I'd do a better job."
You write angry blogs?
Danny Strong: "Yes. No, but maybe someday. Hope, hope."
What did you think when you saw this was a script that was updating Snow White?
Danny Strong: "I thought it was an adorable idea, you know? When I heard about it I thought, 'Well, if it's good, it's going to be really, really cute.' And then when I read it and it was really funny, I was so pleased. I thought it was sort of a Shakespeare in Love for teenagers."
Jack Carpenter ('Lenny')
Jack Carpenter: "It was wonderful to shoot and it was a great character to play because he's a hypochondriac so everything bothers him. It was wonderful."
How tough was that to play somebody who goes for an entire movie having to worry about being sick?
Jack Carpenter: "Okay, here's the thing that I think was hardest for me: figuring out how to fake sneeze. It took me "
It was that tough?
Jack Carpenter: "Yeah, I didn't know how to do it. I was asking people, 'Do you know how to fake sneeze?' So finally I think I got it."
How did you figure it out?
Jack Carpenter: "You do a little cough and then an 'Ahh-choo.' It's a work of magic."
So if you ever see another script that says fake sneeze, you'll know you got the part.
Jack Carpenter: "Done, and done."
Arnie Pantoja ('George')
Tell me about working on this film and what was the attraction to playing one of the dorks?
Arnie Pantoja: "Honestly, I think it's just the fact that all the dorks where such big characters, over-the-top characters that it was just so cool to be able to do a character where I could be as big as I wanted with it, you know? That was just amazing. And I like dorks overall, so working with a whole bunch of dorks is just cool.
How hard is it to tap into your inner dork?
Arnie Pantoja: "Actually not very hard. I'm actually a pretty nerdy person overall. I was always the kid like in high school who'd in Spanish class I'd ask like a million questions because I really just liked learning. So it wasn't that hard.
Dante Bonner ('Embele')
Dante Bonner: "I think you can expect a very positive, cute film and it's also very, very funny. I think the word that everyone uses, actually the word that I used when I first read the script: 'This movie's cute.' But it's a good film. I think it will do fine."
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