Death At A Funeral Interviews

MoviesOnline interview with Frank Oz and Andy Nyman

This interview has to be read completely!  It's hilarious!  It discusses how Matthew Macfadyen had to be "shocked" and what Frank Oz used as a prop to shock him.  It describes Matthew's acting talent as "extraordinary".

It also gives us a glimpse of what outtakes will appear on the DVD.

Read the whole interview here

Another Oz Interview

Frank Oz was interviewed for the LA Times.  He had some comments about Matthew Macfadyen again.

American audiences might recognize Matthew Macfadyen from "Pride & Prejudice" (he played Mr. Darcy) and Peter Dinklage from "The Station Agent." But that's about it. No baggage, no egos.

It's telling that Macfadyen, who was something of a stallion in "Pride & Prejudice," is doughy and spineless here. His performance is utterly naturalistic,...

"What I love about Matthew and all of the other actors is that I don't see the sweat," Oz says. "I hate seeing the sweat on the screen. I don't want to see them working at comedy. I want them to be innately trusting of the material."

A Chat With Frank Oz

Thank you to Matthieu for pointing this out to us.

Frank Oz had a chat with Read the full interview on their website. He had several comments about Matthew Macfadyen.

CS: But also because it's set at a funeral, there has to be some gravitas to the situation.
Oz: Well, it's about a main character. It always has to be about one character and this is about Daniel (Matthew McFaden's character) really, that's the bottom line, and the man his wife always knew he would become. That's what it's about, but nobody has to know that.

Guardian Interview for TPATI/FROST (Jun 2007)

A huge thank you to Matthieu and bksreader for the amazing interview the Guardian conducted! It includes a bit about Death at a Funeral, The Pain and The Itch and Frost/Nixon. The hardcopy paper has different images which have been scanned in and added to the galleries.

Alan Tudyk comments on Death at a Funeral

Alan Tudyk commented on Death at a Funeral in an interview for a broadway play. See the full interview here


But the one that I'm really excited about I did last summer in London, Frank Oz directed, and it's called Death at a Funeral, and it's a farce. I am anxious to see how it does because Frank cast whoever he wanted, and they allowed him to cast whoever he wanted, and what ended up happening was you've got a cast of actors who are not necessarily name actors that people go "oh I'm going to go see the new Russell Crow movie". There isn't this star attached to it that gives it that kind of box office heft, it's just actors doing this very funny script. To the audiences they've shown it to, it's gone really well. It was just at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and it won the audience award, which was great, but I play a guy who's an Englishman and it takes place at a funeral, and he's a very sort of nervous fellow and on the way, it's my fiancée's uncle who's passed, and we're on the way and I don't want to go, the father hates me, and it's awful, the whole thing's just stressful. And we stop by to pick up her brother, and he's a drug dealer, we don't know that he's just made a drug deal over the phone, and he's a pharmacy student. And he's like, "listen, this is the best stuff you've ever take" because it's acid mixed with catamine mixed with speed, and he puts them in a valium bottle. We pick him up to go, he's dressed, and my fiancée offers me a valium to take to relax me because I am so upset, and I take valium and for the first ten minutes of the movie I am fairly normal, and then for the rest of the movie I am out of my mind.

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