You know, just finishing the film, I thought, I want to do well enough that I get to do this again, and then, when I did feel an incredible amount of curiosity about what I wanted to do next, and a lot of offers coming my way, I was encouraged. And so, we roamed around at the bottom of the pool, we let the camera roam around and capture these moments, both of Kaitlyn and then her POV, and we shot for a few hours to get what you see. Sign up your pals & colleagues – It’s so easy! What ensues is a comedic caper packed with poignant musings on friendship and identity. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions. Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Why do you think it took so long to get made? Each role she embraces, she does so with the dexterity of somebody with experience years beyond what her filmography suggests on paper. With ‘Booksmart,’ Olivia Wilde Taps Into Wisdom Of … Later this fall she’ll also be seen on movie screens in Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming “Richard Jewell.” And she’s already working on her next directorial effort, a psychological thriller called “Don’t Worry, Darling” in which she’ll also star. The script “came to me as a concept that was looking for a reinvention,” she explains. Silberman on joining the project and what she brought to the script in the re-write phase. WILDE: The stop-motion animation scene, the dance fantasy and the pool scene. What does that message have to do with skin care? How accurate are Gold Derby's predictions? Everything. I hadn’t seen the film when Wilde, Feldstein, Dever, Billie Lourd and screenwriter Katie Silberman swung by the Collider Studio at SXSW but I was still super excited about the conversation because of how much faith I have in all of them. Back in 2012, I got the opportunity to chat with Olivia Wilde about her second documentary short film serving as executive producer, Baseball in the Time of Cholera. I think what I learned from that is that when you are very specific, you can actually cut through the fabric of society and feel authentic, and feel worth watching. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. ‘The Masked Singer’ Predictions: Episode 5, ‘The Masked Singer’ Predictions: Episode 4, ‘The Masked Singer’ Predictions: Episode 3, PHOTO GALLERY: ‘Masked Singer’ reveals for all seasons, Join the Discussion in our Reality TV Forums, Emmy Predictions slugfests: Experts, Gold Derby Editors & Users, Is ‘Booksmart’ this year’s ‘Lady Bird’? I feel that what we were able to tap into was the intelligence of this demographic, who felt like they wanted to see a story about their lives. At the Supper Suite venue in Austin, libations were flowing courtesy of El Tesoro Tequila, Blue Moon Belgian White, and Hint Water. COLLIDER participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means COLLIDER gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. Wilde on the thrill of showing the world how many funny actresses are in the business right now. There’s a fluidity to that evolution, but in terms of more concrete ideas, I think listening to your instincts, and fighting for your ideas, knowing when to really throw down and fight for your ideas. I think because of Trump, and because of social media, there is a fast pace to the aging, the growth, the evolution of these young women, and by the time they’re 15, they understand their identity in the world, their political identity, their feminist identity, in a much clearer way than past generations, or at least generations since maybe the Sexual Revolution. Feldstein, Dever and Lourd talk about their characters and one thing about them that they’ve never seen before in a movie. Deadline Media, Golden Globes TV Predictions: Top 24 All Stars, SAG Awards TV Predictions: Top 24 All Star Users, Golden Globes TV predictions: Top 24 All Stars, ‘Big Brother’ Predictions: Live Episode 10, ‘Big Brother’ Predictions: Live Episode 9, ‘Big Brother’ Predictions: Triple Eviction. DEADLINE: After Booksmart’s release, studios were fighting over your new project Don’t Worry Darling and your untitled holiday comedy. So, based on that first conversation, I knew that we had a really organic shorthand, and I knew that we understood each other’s styles really well, and the process was truly effortless. The point is, Wilde is making interesting choices and gaining a ton of experience along the way and, it turns out, that’s all served her well because her feature directorial debut, Booksmart, is phenomenal. 'Booksmart': How Olivia Wilde Made A Comedy For Today's Evolved Generation Of Teens - The Contenders NY. 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You know, there are three scenes in Booksmart that I was encouraged to cut until the very end, and I’m glad that I didn’t, but you really do have to know what’s worth fighting for, and know what isn’t working. DEADLINE: What lessons have you taken from directors you’ve worked with over the years, like Reed Morano, Martin Scorsese and Spike Jonze? Related Story WILDE: [Booksmart producer] Jessica Elbaum sent me Katie’s Set It Up screenplay and I laughed so hard, and just fell in love with her through her writing. 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards predictions: Can DaBaby hold off Megan Thee Stallion to win Artist of the Year? Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. Olivia Wilde has been acting in film and television for over two decades. Be sure to make your Oscar nominee predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. I think many times, the world has to catch up with a concept before the movie can be made, and I think for this one, it was just simply that we were waiting for a time when audiences would really be ready for this story, and it would answer a question on everybody’s mind, which I think it has. However, now that I’ve seen and completely fallen in love with the film, I’m downright ecstatic to share the chat and shine a bigger spotlight on Booksmart, which I can’t recommend enough when it hits theaters on May 24th. And so, this concept suddenly felt like it was scratching that exact itch. How did it feel? DEADLINE: Booksmart was on The Black List for a long time. The pic follows two brainy high schoolers played by Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever who realize they have only 24 hours before graduation to finally let loose. They’re high school overachievers bound for prestigious colleges who have basically forgone having a social life in order to focus on their studies and ensure a bright future. [With the underwater scene] we were shooting in the house where the big party takes place, and then I had the water unit working in the pool. While the pic, like many smaller films this past summer, was bulldozed by Avengers: Endgame and Aladdin, it spoke to its core audience, and Wilde impressed studio executives around town to the point where they were clamoring and bidding on her follow-up directing projects with Booksmart writing collaborator Katie Silberman: the elevated genre project Don’t Worry Darling, which New Line won, and an untitled holiday comedy for Universal. Booksmart Interview Olivia Wilde & The Cast Of ‘Booksmart’ On Teen Film Inspiration, Creating Chemistry & More [Interview] October 9, 2019 Posted by Alex Arabian Interviews, Professional Publications No Comments. Photo by Francois Duhamel / Annapurna Pictures. So, when I felt all the support, I was so encouraged to witness what I think is a sign of change in our industry. Booksmart, Wilde’s razor-sharp directorial debut, rewires the high school comedy for a politically attuned generation. Download at the Apple or Google Play Stores to compete for best accuracy scores against our Experts, Editors and Users while predicting the Oscars, ”, ‘Dancing with the Stars,” “Big Brother” and all Hollywood races! The groundswell of support and enthusiasm was extraordinary.

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