Benny and Josh Safdie clawed their technique to the highest of the unbiased film world by invoking the DIY realism of indie legends like John Cassavetes. And now that they’re working on projects with a number of the largest actors and filmmakers in Hollywood, they nonetheless imagine in going the additional mile to get the small print proper.
In a brand new interview with GQ, Benny Safdie opened up about his ardour for consuming on digicam. The filmmaker defined that it infuriates him when characters don’t eat throughout meal scenes as a result of performers didn’t need to eat meals a number of occasions. It’s a mistake that he tries to keep away from making when he acts.
“I hate it when folks don’t eat. It destroys me,” Safdie stated, recalling the good lengths he went to ensure his “Licorice Pizza” dinner scene appeared practical. “I don’t know what number of tiramisus I ate, nevertheless it should have been 30.”
Safdie’s inventive collaborators can vouch for his dedication to consuming onscreen. Nathan Fielder, who’s working with Safdie on the upcoming Showtime comedy sequence “The Curse,” recalled Safdie’s spectacular dedication to consuming extreme quantities of meals for the sake of the bit.
“Any scene that concerned meals, everybody would tempo themselves on the primary take,” Fielder stated. “However Benny for some purpose would maintain shoving meals in his mouth all the scene as a result of he thought it might be funnier. And he was proper. There was one scene the place he ate a whole Chinese language buffet plate each single take for 15 takes and he would all the time match the very same quantity of meals. You’d suppose any sane individual would eat a pair much less popcorn shrimp every time because the takes went on. However he wouldn’t.”
“The Curse” is co-created by Fielder and Benny Safdie. Fielder and Emma Stone star as a married couple who host a fictional HGTV present that turns into derailed by a supernatural hex. The A24-produced sequence was announced in 2020.
“The fierce intelligence and wit of the incomparable Emma Stone make her the right accomplice with the ingenious minds of the Safdie brothers and the subversive comedy of Nathan Fielder,” stated Amy Israel, EVP of scripted programming at Showtime in a press release asserting Stone’s casting. “Collectively, they promise to ship a groundbreaking satire that’s each sudden and deeply human. Showtime continues to shine as a beacon for visionary filmmakers who need to create their bold, singular reveals.”