The daughter of Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann is taking on Sundance! In this EXCLUSIVE interview, Maude Apatow takes a moment to reveal her character in ‘Other People.’
Maude Apatow, 17, is ready to take the film industry by storm. The young actress stars alongside Molly Shannon in Other People, and at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival she was more than thrilled to explain her character’s role in the indie drama.
You might remember her from Knocked Up and This Is 40, but now Maude Apatow is spreading her wings and heading to the world of indie drama. On Friday, Jan. 22 in Park City, Utah, Maude shared with @hollywood‘s Charlie Berens what her role entailed in her latest film, Other People, in which she plays actress Molly Shannon‘s daughter.
“I play Alex, David’s sister. Younger sister. I sort of wish he would pay more attention to me and talk to me,” Maude shared with a smile, despite the sad aspect of her role. David, her character’s older brother, is played by Fargo‘s Jesse Plemons.
In Other People, a struggling comedy writer is having the worst year of his life. Not only has he just broken up with his girlfriend, but he also must return to his hometown to care for his dying mother.
“It was just great to do this part because it was dramatic and funny,” Molly shared. She plays the mom in the film, and Bradley Whitford is the dad. “I felt so lucky to get asked to do such a well-written, deep part like playing the mom.”
This indie drama sounds absolutely incredible, doesn’t it? Fingers crossed it hits theaters in 2016 — we want to see Maude back up on the big screen again!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you excited to see Maude take on drama in Other People? Comment below with your thoughts!