So, we took the family finally to see The Incredibles 2 last night. It was the first time we could actually get seats all together since the movie came out, so lesson learned from now on, get tickets in advance of the movie release. I’m hoping that by now you have also seen The Incredibles 2 because this post might have some spoilers in it. Because how can I tell you all about Winston and Evelyn Deavor without giving something away. So just in case, stop reading and go see the movie. Otherwise, please continue because we have an interview with Bob Odenkirk from Better Call Saul (Winston Deavor) and Catherine Keener (Evelyn Deavor).
Ok, let’s start with just getting to know Bob and Catherine a little bit. Bob, said that he can actually relate to Mr. Incredible as a father. He has a daughter and he loves being a dad. And he loved playing his character Winston, because he often plays sleazy characters and he doesn’t relate to them at all. Someone once asked him if he would want to hang out in a bar with Saul and he said NO!
Catherine also said she’s not like her character. For one, she said I don’t dress that well and that she’s not “remotely like that”. Hmmm you know what she means right?
On Brad Bird:
They both said that they were picked by Brad, not Pixar and that working with him is fantastic. Bob said he’s not different from all the directors, “He’s a lot like the best directors”.
He went on to say:
’cause you’ve worked with amazing directors and Spielberg and Alexander Payne and Vince Gilligan. These guys know what they want, and they dial it in just so — and that could sound like oppressive to an actor. It’s not though.
Somehow it’s like a challenge that you wanna meet, and it’s like a neat thing to do it. And you feel accomplishment when you do it. But also they’re all willing to hear, especially in the early stages of a scene, what do you wanna try. Try something or even maybe after they got exactly what they want, you can say, yeah, but I don’t know. I had a different thought about how to say that line. And they’ll go let me hear it. And then they go down that road together, but they all are dialing it in just so. And it’s great. You feel like you’re in really good hands.
She went on to say:
Catherine called Brad Bird, “Creative”. Working with him is like working with an aperture. And she went on to explain that as you can see things through this open crazy space. It’s somebody else’s world and then you get to create your own.
It’s really exciting when that happens, which is what — and all actors wanna work with great filmmakers. That’s really where it goes. When they start out and before they’re compromised by the business and stuff, everybody does it because of the creative reasons. And a lotta actors just need a good part, you know.
She also talked about being in the sound booth with Brad. She said he is easy to trust. He knows the tone of it all and how all the characters are going to fit together and change over time. She was allowed to try certain things and he ended up using some of the things she tried and offered up. She also told us that her character was supposed to be a man. Wasn’t it interesting with the times we are in that he changed Evelyn to be a woman. And how she bonds with Elastagirl and then how she stabs her in the back. Can’t women support each other. But also, how less dramatic would that have been if it had been a man? It would have been much more of an overdone theme. So Brad Bird was genius in this move.
On Super Powers
Bob said his super power would be to have the ability to eat whatever he wanted and not gain weight. I love that one. But he also came up with another great super power and that would be to have the ability to take humidity out of the air.
Catherine’s is to have the ability to teleport. And I love this one too because wouldn’t it be nice to be able to visit family in the blink of an eye?
So Are the Deavors good or bad, and if you think or thought one of them was bad, did you guess correctly? I didn’t. My husband who saw the movie last night said he couldn’t figure it out until the last second before it was revealed who the bad guy was. My daughter said it was so easy to figure out who the bad guy was. She said it was all in the eyes.
Did you figure it out?
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