Beanie Feldstein has quickly established herself as a force in Hollywood that you just want to root for. I first noticed her stealing scenes in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, but that was just the start. Subsequent juicy roles in Lady Bird, How to Build a Girl, and of course, Booksmart, has rocketed her to the top of the industry. That doesn’t even take into account her small screen output, which includes an hilarious part on What We Do in the Shadows, as well as the prime role in Impeachment: American Crime Story. Now, her latest film really showcases her dramatic chops with The Humans. With the movie about to come out, I hopped on the phone with her for a lovely little discussion.
Below, you can hear my chat with Feldstein. The focus was obviously on The Humans, and luckily, not only is she great in the movie, she’s a fan of the source material. So, that was just enjoyable to hear about. She has such enthusiasm for the project, it’s actually kind of infectious. Feldstein is also just incredibly sweet and very humble, so she’s incredibly easy to talk to. If you’ve been anxious to see the flick since the Toronto International Film Festival, you’re only a few days away, whether you see it in theaters or watch it on Showtime. She’s excellent in the talented ensemble, that’s for sure…
In my review back at TIFF, I had plenty to praise about The Humans‘ cast:
The cast of The Humans is wonderful, to be sure. Richard Jenkins is as good as ever, justly given a huge role. Beanie Feldstein and Amy Schumer perfectly mix comedy and drama. Steven Yeun is charming as all hell. Jayne Houdyshell is a revelation. June Squibb doesn’t have much to do, but she’s a welcome presence.
Here now is my interview with The Humans star Beanie Feldstein. Enjoy:
The Humans hits theaters and Showtime this week!