Judd Apatow on directing "completely transparent" Pete Davidson in "The King of Staten Island"
Judd Apatow, the director and producer behind comedies like "Trainwreck," "Knocked Up," and "40 Year Old Virgin," joins "Salon Talks" to talk about the process of making his newest film, "The King of Staten Island," available June 12 on VOD. Apatow...
Apatow shared with Salon's D. Watkins what it was like working with co-writer and star Pete Davidson, who based some of the script on his own experiences. Davidson is from Staten Island and lost his firefighter father on September 11. "The one great thing about Pete is he is an open book," Apatow said. "It's a really beautiful thing. In the movie, I feel like he wrote a fictional story with me and his co writer, Dave Sirus, but it's emotionally very truthful about what it's like to try to get over something like that and how it affects your life."
Watch the episode to hear Apatow reflect on his directing style and how he thinks Hollywood will adapt to production under the circumstances of COVID-19.
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