Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
The Greatest Someone Might Just Be Yourself!
by Lindsey Blick
Someone Great is a new Netflix rom-com with a twist! We normally go into romantic comedies already knowing that our leads are going to meet, love, lose, and inevitably end up together. Someone Great is different. It’s all about friendships, falling in love, and ultimately finding yourself.
The Netflix film follows music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) along with her two besties Blair and Erin (Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise) and their therapeutic girls’ night out after Jenny goes through a break-up with her boyfriend of nine-years, Nate (Lakeith Stanfield). Sound intriguing?
Pop Entertainment recently had the chance to interview the director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson and a couple of cast members at a private screening of the movie in Hollywood. Here is what they had to say.
Hi Jennifer, how are you doing?
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson: I’m doing great, thank you!
Can you tell me a little about what inspired you to create this film?
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson: Yes! This film was born out of my experiences in my twenties. I really wanted to make a movie for women, about a woman choosing herself. I wanted to make a romantic comedy where there’s no promise of romantic love that’s going to fulfill you. Instead it’s yourself, it’s your friends, and just making a movie that says to people you are enough!
I love that concept where it’s not about the guy but it’s about self-reflection and how you can make yourself happy.
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson: Yes! It’s about your friends and making yourself happy! Exactly.
Now is this your directorial debut?
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson: Yes, it is.
Congratulations! How did you get started, and what other things have you done?
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson: Thank you! I wrote a show for MTV called Sweet/Vicious. Then when this came about, I dropped the idea to Paul Feig’s company, who produced the film. He loved it. Then we took it to Netflix. That’s how it happened.
That’s amazing! Do you have a personal favorite rom-com that is your go to?
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson: Hmm… My personal favorite rom-com? I would say right now I have been re-visiting all of the Nora Ephron classics. I have been watching a lot of her stuff. She is the rom-com queen, so this is my ode to Nora.
After we spoke with Jennifer, the rest of the cast began to show-up and make their way down the yellow carpet. DeWanda Wise was the next cast member we were able to catch-up with.
Hi, how are you?
DeWanda Wise: I’m doing great! Thank you for asking.
How much fun did you have filming this movie?
DeWanda Wise: Oh my gosh, I had so much fun! I feel like part of the reason people will love it so much is because we had so much fun making it.
Can you give us a fun behind-the-scenes moment where you and the girls are getting into trouble?
DeWanda Wise: I’m not revealing secrets. I’m not a snitch! We are all secretly no fun. No, honestly, we all just like to chill at home, cook dinner for each other and play with our pets.
I also have to ask; you are on an episode of the new Twilight Zone. How was that?
DeWanda Wise: Oh my gosh, a blast! I’ve never done that genre before in my life. And you know working with the CGI and an intimate group of five was great. Have you seen it yet?
Yes, I’ve seen the first couple of episodes. I loved it!
DeWanda Wise: Yay! They are so good.
Do you have a favorite episode of the old Twilight Zone?
DeWanda Wise: “To Serve Man.” Hands down.
Very nice. Well thank you so much!
DeWanda Wise: Thank you!
Next, we got the opportunity to close out the evening with asking Brittany Snow (Blair) a very important question. Some of her other credits include Pitch Perfect, The Pacifier, and Hairspray.
Hi, it’s so nice to meet you!
Brittany Snow: You as well.
This movie is about friendship and leaning on your friends when times get tough. Just a fun question, if you and two of your best friends were going to have one last night out on the town together, who would you take and what would you do?
Brittany Snow: Oh God. That’s like choosing what my favorite food is, I like them all! Umm, I would choose my best guy friend to go out on the town who because he’s really mischievous. Although we would probably end up in jail, we would have a really great time. My other person would have to be my fiancé.
What would you do?
Brittany Snow: Oh, I don’t know. What would we do? Probably just go with the flow. Go to a party or a concert and then just keep following people and see where the night takes us.
That sounds like fun. Well, thank you so much!
Brittany Snow: Of course!
Someone Great premiered on Netflix on Friday April 19th. If you haven’t already, make sure to go check it out! It is definitely worth the watch and has a surprising ending that you don’t get from your typical romantic comedy.
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