While we wait for a release date for Stereotypically You, we can at least read Aaron Tveit’s thoughts on the upcoming romantic-comedy he stars in. Talking to Collider, he addresses what drew him to the role and why it isn’t like other rom-coms, including showing the process of love and discovery from a man’s perspective.
Although this interview primarily focuses on Stereotypically You, there’s also some chatter about Aaron’s new CBS show, “BrainDead,” as well as the incredibly successful presentation of Fox’s “Grease: Live.” Read an excerpt below before heading to the source for more.
This is not the kind of romantic comedy where everything is wrapped up neatly with a bow. Was that also appealing to you?
TVEIT: Yeah, and I think that’s something Ben also really wanted to convey. Even though the film goes out of reality, the real reality of the movie is realistic. Things don’t always tie up in a nice bow. Even when you make strides with people and relationships, it’s complicated. Life doesn’t move in a linear fashion. Life makes lefts and rights, and it doubles back. What I also really liked about Ben’s script is that Charlie is okay, but he’s not riding off into the sunset with a new girl, which is another way that it doesn’t fall into cliche.
As previously reported, the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festval hosted the world premiere of Stereotypically You on Saturday, February 6th. Aaron Tveit was in attendance, along with co-stars Kelen Coleman, Lauren Miller Rogen, and Abby Elliott. Director Benjamin Cox was also on hand to talk about the film during a Q&A. Unfortunately, there are no videos from the interview panel, but I have added some pictures from the event to the gallery.
Just because “Grease: Live” is over doesn’t mean the media is done talking about the critically acclaimed television event. Earlier today, Aaron Tveit appeared on Access Hollywood Live to give more deets on the ambitious production — like the pressure of costume changes (particularly just before and during “Those Magic Changes”) and how they rehearsed a potentially different opening just fifteen minutes before showtime because of the testy weather.
In the second half of the interview – which you can view by continuing below – they discuss Stereotypically You and a little bit of Aaron’s upcoming CBS comic-thriller, “BrainDead.”
Yesterday morning, Aaron Tveit appeared on KTLA to talk about “Grease: Live” now that the pressure of the live show is over. He shares some previously unknown details about the production – including having as many as 15-20 stage managers – and reveals that he headed to In-N-Out for burgers and fries once the show wrapped. There’s a brief mention of Stereotypically You at the end (which has its world premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival tomorrow), but the interview primarily focuses on the tremendous feat that was “Grease: Live.”
Although we don’t have an official trailer, we now have our first look at Stereotypically You thanks to Entertainment Tonight. At just under two minutes, we briefly meet Aaron Tveit’s character – Charlie Carroll – who immediately comes across as cynical and dismissive about his dating life (or lack thereof). This dating comedy has heralded itself as being magical-realistic in some aspects, the plot citing that Charlie is on a “hallucination-fueled, post-breakup quest to find new love… and himself.” Stereotypically You has its world premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival tomorrow, February 6th.
Stereotypically You, writer/director Benjamin Cox’s new NYC dating comedy, is finally ready to debut. The Santa Barbara Film Festival will hold the indie film’s world premiere on Saturday, February 6th (at 2:00PM) with a follow-up showing on Sunday, February 7th (11:40AM). The screenings are occurring at the venue’s Metro 2 and Metro 3, respectively. For more information, visit the SBFF’s program guide.
Aaron Tveit stars in this fantastical romantic-comedy, which promises a story in which his character faces an “hallucination-fueled, post-breakup quest to find new love… and himself.” The cast also includes Abby Elliott, Lauren Miller, Kal Penn, Shane McRae, Kelen Coleman, Lewis Black, Chris Elliott, and the hilarious Broadway favorite Annaleigh Ashford.
You can find the film’s first poster in the gallery, as well as some new film stills on Just Jared.
The first film still from Aaron’s upcoming romantic-comedy, Stereotypically You, has been released via the movie’s Facebook page. Aaron Tveit is featured in the still, along with his co-star Abby Elliott. The photo has been added to the gallery — which, by the way, has recently hit over two million views!
Stereotypically You is directed by Benjamin Cox and does not yet have a release date… but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see it very soon. In fact, they are having screenings in Austin, TX and Dallas, TX on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. They’re also interested in hearing where else they should test screen the movie, so feel free to hop on over to their FB page and leave suggestions.
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