A jungle walk is meant to be a relaxing experience, allowing you to escape the stress and tension of your daily life, but in a new state Paramount + Movie significant otherHeading into the wilderness is only the beginning of a terrible ordeal. While getting lost or exposed to the elements are equal risks for the course, co-stars Maika Monroe and Jake Lacy are tasked with examining all kinds of mysterious obstacles, plunging them into a terrifying scenario. Monroe is at least somewhat versed in the puzzling adventure, having previously collaborated with writers/directors Dan Burke and Robert Olsen on their film miscreants. significant other Premieres on Paramount+ on October 7.
“I love Dan and Bobby a lot, and so when they came to me with their next project, I was really hoping the script would turn out well because… well, maybe it’s embarrassing if I’m like, ‘No, that’s horrible,'” Monroe shared to ComicBook.com about her interest. by the project. “But also, I really wanted to work with them again. I read it and really fell in love with it. And their knowledge, style and sense of humor, it just came up on the page, and there are a lot of twists and turns. Even reading it, I was like, ‘Where are we going?” It’s so much fun. And I love it in the movies, and I love the cool twists.”
significant other It follows a young couple (Maika Monroe & Jake Lacy) who take a remote backpacking trip across the Pacific Northwest, but things take a dark turn when they realize they may not be alone.
For Lacy, there was a slightly different learning curve when it came to figuring out which scenes were meant to be original and which scenes were escalated to the point of being intentionally funny.
“Nerves,” how do you mix these genres? “One is, by its nature, built on tension and the other is built on building and releasing tension. So how do you sew the needle? How do you go down that path and have both?” Lacey recalled his initial reactions to the project. Also, read it and said, ‘This part is funny, isn’t it? I laugh. This is funny, isn’t it? Then he spoke to Dan and Bobby and tiptoed towards it to be like, ‘This part is silly, isn’t it? Is that crazy?” And they were like, “Oh, yeah. No, that’s funny.” I was like, “Okay, cool. good good good. Good. We’re all on the same page here.”
He continued, “So you just have to trust them and see them. And then, too, they were so free and so helpful where I could say, ‘Hey, can we do this thing?'” Can we push it that way? To say, ‘The integrity of the story is there and this thing is still happening, but I think there’s a little something that can be extracted here. .”
Monroe’s outstanding roles came guest And the Follow, two films revealed in 2014. Despite the acclaim for those films, and the attention they received for Monroe in particular, she has moved away from the genre in the wake of those releases, although in recent years has seen her fully embrace the concern. Efforts. The actress went on to explain the details of her relationship with stories in this world and career path.
“I started as an actor, trying to survive, feed myself and pay my rent Follow I came into my office and said, “Oh, that sounds weird, but I’ll do it,” the actor admitted. Then he was incredibly successful and changed the course of everything. But then I think, the witch And the Babadook He came out too. I think there was a real shift in the horror genre as everything got really louder and more complex.”
She added, “I grew up watching horror. I love horror. I love how it made you feel when you went to the movies. And that feeling of absolute presence… It’s so much fun. That’s why I think people like this and why people want to go to the movies to see something because it’s so intense.” Very. Not by any means any kind of plan. It’s just these films that I’ve done, especially in the genre, turn out to be quite successful. So maybe I’m lucky, I don’t know. But no, I’m so lucky.”
significant other Premieres on Paramount+ on October 7.
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