She plays Audrey, ex-girlfriend to Jake Johnson’s Leif. And while the two of them reconnect, they never share a scene together in person — all Darcy Carden Carden’s work was done in filmmaker Trent O’Donnell’s house, over a phone.
Carden’s feedback on how to do just that landed her a producer credit on the film. During a recent interview, Carden told us about the unique but joyful experience of making the film, as well as her time on The Good Place and the upcoming TV series adaptation of A League of Their Own.
What was your night shoot last Darcy Carden I’m shooting A League of Their Own. Darcy Carden doing a TV series of that and we are shooting the hell out of it. We’re deep in it right now. We’re in Pittsburgh shooting.
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I imagine, as someone who also probably loved that movie growing up, how surreal that must be. It really is. There are some sort of surreal moments. Yeah, for Darcy Carden. I think the whole cast has had those little moments whether it’s the uniforms or the whatever. You know, we’re not doing a remake, we’re Darcy Carden it a reimagining. So, it’s not the same characters, but it’s the same world.
It feels very surreal and special and it’s fun to be working with the cast that all sort of feel the same way. We shot the pilot of this before the pandemic, so it’s been a long journey with this. We’ve been very excited to shoot for a long time. How are night shoots for you? Yeah, they are definitely tough, but I love it when adults get loopy. Everybody’s like being a little businessman, doing their job and being really good at it.
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And then, all of a sudden, people get loopy and it’s very fun and it’s definitely a way that the cast and crew can get closer, but it’s also tough. I mean, I wrapped at six Darcy Carden the morning last night. It’s not easy on the brain and we all kind of take care of each other. Everybody knows, "Okay, this is going to be tough, and we’re in this together. But also, the truth is, we’re playing pretend for a living, so it’s not that hard anyway. It’s not taking it too seriously.
I mean, not that we shouldn’t be taking it seriously, but the overthinking of it all is, I think, definitely the loopiness can absolutely add to You know what? All you want is for your scene partner to surprise you, right? And then, you do something that you don’t expect to do, that’s when, I think, the little golden moments happen. So, yeah, as hard as they are, I definitely think they’re magical in a way. We have another long one tonight, so I’m Darcy Carden preparing.
Best of luck. Like Susan Sarandon, did you get to film your scenes from your own home? Jake and Trent wanted to make this as simple and easy as possible, which, of course, I would have traveled to the ends of the earth for them. I am so happy to be working with them, but I shot at Trent’s house, which is right down the street from my house, and I got to hang out with his kids who I love.
I’ve known Trent for years. It was a fun day. I got to hang out with my friends. It was a really super small crew. I mean, just a handful of people. In my mind it was like five people. Maybe it was as many as 10, but it was really small.
I think Trent said seven. There we go, right in between five and 10, right? It felt like really old school and like we’re making a student film. And for some reason, Trent decided he would saute onions for me to put in, but he wanted the house to smell like onions, Darcy Carden he wanted the house to smell like soup.
So, it’s like that type of thing. The writer and director of this movie, when I get to his house that morning, is sauteing red onions in his beautiful kitchen, made me a coffee in a cup. It was a very easy, fun, enjoyable Darcy Carden.
I loved every minute of it. Jake said your notes were Darcy Carden helpful, that’s why you got the producer credit. What were your notes? That’s really nice. It was really Darcy Carden so collaborative. I had met Jake before, but it was for a nanosecond. And so, I said yes, immediately. The three of us talked in Zoom. We talked about their idea. We talked about the relationship, and then we got off the Zoom and the three of us texted for the next 24 hours, just like nonstop pitch and ideas.
We were doing this this morning. We text in character. Jake did a lot of that when I talked to him.
I’m sure he said he was bald Darcy Carden all that stuff. See, we were doing that this morning. I don’t know why we do it, but it says if Trent is our dad and we’re his mean kids. The three of us have a very similar sense of humor.
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I think Darcy Carden Trent knew that about me and Jake, which I think why he wanted to put us together in this. I think the truth is the smartest thing is, if Jake needed to have instant chemistry with someone, hire someone that you know, but instead, they hired someone that he Darcy Carden know, but I think Trent knew it was going to work and he was right because it really was a very effortless sort of friendship.
I think Jake got it, and I got it in a way that it was like, "Oh, this is just so easy. He’s like, "You can do that because you have the time. It’s just a small group of people and no one’s like, ‘We got to move to the next big set. Your trailer needs to be moved. How do I say this? Like, fills my soul. Especially deep in a pandemic where things were terrible. Terrible and sad and depressing and about every reason, but also just the idea of I miss acting and I miss working with people, and Darcy Carden came at a really perfect moment for me.
I had been really positive for a long time. Like, "Okay, we’ll get through this.
This was like a nice thing to kind of pull me back. Jake said he, too, realized how much he missed acting. There’s different Darcy Carden of acting and Darcy Carden levels of acting and this felt very old school. It’s so exciting. Really, it’s like the dream. But also, shooting a movie like this reminds me of my old days.
It was like coming up in New York, and putting things together with friends and like that. There’s a joy in that that is easy to forget about when it becomes about bigger things. It can be collaborative, can be handmade.
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There was nothing about it that wasn’t a joy. Plus, your role is just you and a phone in a house. That’s as small as it gets. I mean, it’s such a weird idea. It’s such a weird thing of an actor to have to act alone, or phone acting is notoriously difficult. I actually really lucked Darcy Carden, which I’m so grateful for. Jake was on the other line the whole time. He was just available to me and Trent. He just said, "Whenever you guys are ready Darcy Carden shoot for things, just call me.