The Lovely Olivia Thirlby Talks About “Being Flynn”
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Miss Oliva Thirlby is a quiet, astute actor and she was also pretty much the same during this interview. She was sweet, and thoughtful, and passionate. In the film, Thirlby plays the girlfriend of Paul Dano’s character. She gives him her nurturing side.
In this interview, the “Juno” actress talks about:
*** Her interest in making the movie
*** How she fleshed out the character which did not appear on Nick Flynn’s memoir “Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City”
*** Working with Paul Dano – did she learn anything from co-starring with him?
*** She did not share scenes with Robert De Niro but how was it being in the same film with the icon?
*** How parents shape kids
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Nick Flynn is shocked to have his eccentric and long-absent father, Jonathan reach out to him unexpectedly. Still feeling the loss of his mother in the midst of starting a new relationship with Denise, the last person Nick wants to see is his father. But you can't outrun fate and slowly Nick comes to realize he has been given the chance to make a real future not only for himself, but for his struggling father too.
In Theaters • March 2, 2012
MPAA Rating R (for for language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and brief nudity)
Genres Adaptation, Drama
Distributors Focus Features
Box Office $45,546
Run Time 1 hour 26 minutes
Paul Weitz -- Director
Robert De Niro -- Jonathan Flynn
Paul Dano -- Nick Flynn
Julianne Moore -- Jody Flynn
Olivia Thirlby -- Denise
Eddie Rouse -- Carlos
Steve Cirbus -- Jeff
Year of Production: 2012
Country: United States