VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Louise Linton & Ed Westwick Reveal How They Made Serial Murder Look Fun In ‘Me You Madness’
“Well art imitates life, you know, a lot of people have asked me ‘Is this movie is autobiographical?’ and I’m like ‘Of course it is! I’ve got 200 bodies in my fridge!'” Linton told uInterview Founder Erik Meers exclusively.
“I just love the femme fatale genre,” she said, “I always have, but I wanted to do a femme fatale that was a parody and a caricature and a satire and I wanted to make a movie that would make people laugh.”
The actors discussed the most challenging parts of making the film:
“Only when I couldn’t deliver my lines because Ed was making me laugh so much. I mean he is such a brilliant comedic actor that I would like fall out of character, I couldn’t stop laughing.”
She added: “I really wanted this to be like His Girl Friday level dialogue … it’s really like a rally and a ping pong.”
Westwick said he had never done a movie like this before. “I mean like when we were doing the fight sequence it was so intense and then on top of that there was this dialogue that was fast pace you know you had to be articulate you know you had to make sure like the jokes landed,” he said.
Their favorite scenes from the movie?
“Probably when I am about to pour the bottle of red wine on the couch and I just love that line, ‘I will chateau lafite the eff out of this couch,” said Westwick.
“My favorite is the one where she’s trying to kill him with the hedge trimmer in the garage and he’s inquiring about why all the people in the fridge, who they were,” said Linton.
“Actually that’s my favorite scene, I’m taking that scene,” Westwick said, changing his mind.
“There’s that little joke in there, where I go through all these terrible people, and then he’s like ”What about that guy?’ and I’m like ‘Jimmy Hofa,’ and he’s like ‘That was you?'”
“Murderer. Ironic,” the actor said, recalling his line.
Giving a tip to the audience, Linton said, “You got to really listen and pay attention because the camera cuts back and forth to us like one-second, one-second, one-second, one-second.”
Westwick praised Linton, who was his costar and director, “I think she did a great job of like keeping momentum in the film because you know essentially it’s just us two you know and like sometimes that can maybe get a little boring, you know it’s just two of the same characters, but you know Louise did a great job keeping momentum, keeping the rhythm to the film.”
“And there’s lots of little buried treasure for people who are film lovers,” Linton teased.
“This movie is tongue-in-cheek,” she said, “and very self-aware and very meta. And we’re kind of like laughing along with the audience.”