Meg Ryan and David Duchovny share their favorite romantic comedies.
After a special screening of their film What happens later? In New York City on Monday, Ryan, 61, and Duchovny, 63, were asked to share their “favorite screwball or romantic comedy of all time.”
“Last Tango in ParisDuchovny said jokingly, referring to the controversial 1972 drama starring Marlon Brando.
Ryan – who has headlined some of the most popular romantic comedies When Harry Met Sally…, Sleepless in Seattle a duck You’ve got mail – He replied: “I would love to Raising a child“, a 1938 film starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
Elsewhere in the discussion, Ryan said she goes to the movies “to feel something.”
“I won’t learn anything or… I won’t do it. I will open my heart or I will feel very happy or I will go on a trip,” she said. “I just want to feel things. I think movies are primarily about wonder. They’re still fragile.”
“I remember the first movie I directed, I was at a film festival and I had the opportunity to be on the side of the stage here and watch the light hit the screen,” Ryan added. “I was really aware of nothingness and everything About him and how everything meaningful about him was happening on the audience’s part, within them. “It’s incredible that light and sound can do that, that they can conspire to do that.”
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Ryan and Duchovny What happens later? The film revolves around two former lovers, Bill and Willa, who unexpectedly meet for the first time in years at an airport, where snow has fallen, leaving them stranded together for the night.
In a question-and-answer session on Monday, Ryan, who also co-wrote and directed the new film, and Duchovny discussed whether What happens later? It is more of a romantic comedy or drama. (Duchovny jokingly suggested the term “rom-dram.”)
“I was very interested in the idea of these two people trying to make sense of a life that we’re not living together, and all this time, I always think of it as a kind of hanging of Chad,” Ryan said. “What’s unresolved is: Why didn’t you love me enough?” “It’s a question that hasn’t been answered for 20 years, and now they have this night, this magical night.”
She added: “This is a mature issue.” “It’s not something I think 20-year-olds think about.”
Duchovny added to Ryan, “I think they’ll like the movie though. Me?” “Well, yes. It’s also for 20-year-olds,” she replied.
What happens later?Which is officially Ryan Announce Released in 2022, it comes eight years after her directorial debut in 2015 Ithaca.
She recently described the entire production as “magical” while speaking with PEOPLE about the film. (The film has a temporary agreement from SAG-AFTRA allowing publicity during the ongoing actors’ strike.)
“It’s a little journey between these two people, and it kind of begs the question: Are they going to end up together or not?” She said. “These are people who broke each other’s hearts a long time ago. And I think what they’ve gained is that they’re grateful for that.”
What happens later? In theaters on Friday.
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