VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Christina Ricci Explores Love & Death In ‘Here After’
Christina Ricci, who plays a “death bureaucrat” in her new movie Here After, went deep and explored the nature of love and death in her new uInterview.
“It’s about a man who in his life has sort of lived — I guess you can say this is a person is a little arrogant, self-centered, has lived in a way without finding love, basically without giving love or receiving it really,” Ricci told uInterview Founder Erik Meers. “And he dies, and upon dying he finds out from my character who’s sort of like a gatekeeper if you will, a bureaucrat really, a death bureaucrat, that in order to move on he has to find his soulmate, and people who haven’t found their soulmate do not get to move on. They remain ghosts in sort of a limbo situation … and the idea being that if you haven’t found your soulmate on Earth, it’s probably because they were already dead. And you will find them amongst the ghosts also looking for their soulmates, here remaining on Earth, haunting Earth.”
The man, Michael, played by Andy Karl, “discovers what love actually is” while searching for his soulmate, according to Ricci.
“What he learns is that love is reciprocal, love is selfless, love is more than our Earthly sort of fascinations and obsessions and distractions,” Ricci said.
“I liked that this movie was really an exploration of an idea, a concept, a question,” she said. “You know, I feel like that was one of the things that made the 70s such an incredible era for cinema. So many movies of that time are really explorations of ideas, questions, searching for the meaning of life, the meaning of love, and this movie really felt like that to me.”
Here After is now available to screen on demand.