Sometimes you want to look at them and be like, “Really, was that right now?Are you really going to think that I’m like that because I had a job portraying someone else? Sometimes you want to smack them and say, “No, that’s not who I am.” CHRIS NEUMER: Yes! It always reminds me of this, my absolute funniest casting story.I started wondering, as an artist is that anything you would ever want to get into? CHRIS NEUMER: No, just working on a project that is something that…you know Kevin Smith is going to be doing something that is very similar to it…That’s part of the challenge of the job, constantly proving yourself to be what these people need for their projects. What I do best is I play characters who have maps on their back.” Is there anything like that, sort of like a sarcastic joke to them?TINA MAJORINO: I’m always tempted to, even if it’s not a sarcastic remark.I was talking to Jeremy Piven and he had mentioned that he had gone out for a role, he had gone into an audition. He didn’t get the role and the casting director said that they were looking for a Jeremy Piven-type. CHRIS NEUMER: When he didn’t get it, he said he didn’t know what to say.He started left, he started right, he stopped talking and he said, “You’re looking for me. I’m the best Jeremy Piven type there is.” TINA MAJORINO: “I am Jeremy Piven.” CHRIS NEUMER: Exactly.
They like you in that role and they want to continue seeing you in that role.It’s […] CHRIS NEUMER: What I’m doing is this: we’re talking to actresses who are making waves.It’s sort of a look inside the behind the scene aspects of rising actresses.Then I started thinking about the idea of a filmmaker doing the same thing.
If you had 5 directors and they were all trying to work on the same script, like maybe you have a French director, you have Kevin Smith and you’ve got David Lynch and they are all working with the same 8-page treatment.
I know what that’s like when you are sitting there and nobody really cares and nobody really sees me.