Any film that has both Anne Hathaway and Marisa Tomei in it is going to have my attention. The actresses both have Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress on their mantle, and in She Came to Me, they have fascinating roles opposite Peter Dinklage, courtesy of writer/director Rebecca Miller. Earlier in the week, Miller joined composer Bryce Dessner to chat here with me about the flick. Today, Hathaway and Tomei join in with her to discuss the movie, now that its been given a SAG waiver to allow their participation.
When I reviewed the film (here), I had the following to say about the cast:
This cast is fully invested in the material, with special attention to the main trio. Peter Dinklage, Anne Hathaway, and Marisa Tomei are playing unique figures, especially within this genre. Dinklage gets to be a bit more panicky and less put together than usual, making for some light comedy. Hathaway’s subplot, which builds to something a bit out there, also includes a therapy-related moment that’s probably the most surprising thing in the film. She’s going all out here, which is great to see. As for Tomei, she has the trickiest part in the movie, but pulls it off with aplomb. She’s earnest and open with her desire for love, which fuels the back end of the flick, to some degree. Dinklage and Tomei especially have an interesting chemistry that I enjoyed watching, though Dinklage and Hathawy are very good together, as well.
Below, you can see me talk to Hathaway, Miller, and Tomei. I was very curious about how these romantic comedy veterans found themselves attracted to this project. The material speaks for itself, coming from someone like Miller, but they must get offered so many bad rom-coms. So, I was interested in that, during our short conversation time. I had a good time with the trio. Hathaway sort of took the lead, which was certainly fun. I think you’ll all get a kick out of this chat, just like you will with She Came to Me, now that it’s hit theaters today.
Here now is my interview with She Came to Me co-stars Anne Hathaway and Marisa Tomei, as well as filmmaker Rebecca Miller. Enjoy:
She Came to Me is in theaters now!