My Fun Interview with Judy Greer for “The Descendants”
Independent Films, Talk Shows, Interviews
It was truly a blessing meeting Judy Greer in person! I’ve always been a fan, and her performance in “The Descendants” truly cemented my admiration for the actress. If you haven’t seen the film yet, I will not reveal her pivotal role, but this I can tell you, she’s the heart of the film.
In this interview, we talked about:
What attracted her to making “The Descendants?”
Working with George Clooney for the second time? (They previously acted together in “Three Kings”)
How did he prepare his role with Clooney?
Her forgiving character in the film
How did she get into the vulnerable yet strong character?
What kind of a director is Alexander Payne?
The ensemble cast
The themes of accepting life and letting go
The Palm Springs International Film Festival
What’s next for Miss Judy Greer?
Her Midwest upbringing
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Matt King is an indifferent husband and fatherof two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
Genres: Drama, Comedy and Adaptation
Release Date: November 18th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references.
Distributors: Fox Searchlight Pictures
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Cast and Credits
Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Mary Birdsong, Nick Krause, Judy Greer
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Produced by: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States