Bodies Bodies’ Lee Pace Reveals Pete Davidson Really Hit Him
OWhen it comes to horror movies, no one is streaming them more regularly right now than A24. The latest film from the studio, Body Body Bodydirected by Halina Reign, attacks the thriller style of films and reverses the genre with the accent gen-z.
The film follows a group of spoiled rich kids in their twenties Sophie (Amandla Stenberg), Bee (Mariak Bakalova), Jordan (Myha’la Herrold), Alice (Rachel Senott), her much older boyfriend Greg (Lee Pace) and Emma (Chase Sui Marvels). They decide to throw a hurricane party at a remote mansion owned by David’s (Pete Davidson) parents. A night that was supposed to be full of fun quickly unravels after the gang decides to play a board game called Body Body Body. When one of the friends ends up dying, it triggers a series of events that reveal the lack of friendship between the friends for an extremely long night, full of deception, backstabbing and many bodies bodies bodies. .
The life of Cassius Bernard “Beanz” Smalls spoke with the cast of A24’s latest thriller ahead of the film’s release. During interviews, they talked about preparing for their horror debut, literally slapping each other, and who they thought would be the killer if they played a game of Body Body Body.
Enter the interview below.
The life of Cassius: Since this is your first shot in a horror/thriller/comedy film, how did you prepare for these roles?
Maria Bakalova: We watched a few films and just let Halina guide us through filming and before filming. We did some table readings and just got to know each other so we could afford to be bad people to each other.
Myha’la Herrold: Well said.
Amandla Stenberg: I’ve watched a lot of horror movies because horror movies have always really scared me, and I was hoping that if I watched as many of them as possible, I would have that emotional armor once we got to it. would film.
MH: Did it happen?
AS: Well, no, because I was still terrified during filming. But now, when I watch horror movies, I don’t feel a shred of fear anymore. It’s so strange.
MH: Yeah. I didn’t watch horror movies because I was scared, and I’m still scared of horror movies. This one is easy to digest because it’s funny but in terms of preparation, not much different. I let Halina guide me in terms of the tone of things as well, but when I’m preparing for anything, I look for the truth, honesty, and authenticity of the character, and hope the script will do the rest.
Chase Sui Wonders: I think we all got thrown into it pretty quickly, but because it’s an eyesore I think what was at least new to me is that you don’t realize how many elements work to your advantage when you are in a horror movie. The fact that you’re covered in blood, that you have prosthetics, that you have physically scary things on your body, and that you’re shooting all night. You become these nocturnal beasts that come to life. I think all of these are so fun and so useful, actor’s dream toolkit for a horror [film].
Rachel Sennott: It’s true because sometimes I try to cry in something where there is no death, and it’s a little harder. You’re like, oh, issues with my mom, and you’re like, no, I wish it was raining on us.
CSW: Alright, but your friend looks dead right in front of your face, so it’s easier.
They blame all the time. So you don’t know if one of them is the killer or if there’s a killer outside terrorizing them, which by the end of the movie teaches you that’s the point.
CL: This movie does a great job of keeping viewers on their toes and guessing who the killer is at the end of the movie. I’m curious, did you know who the killer was, or were we just going through the movie guessing as you went along or whatever?
RS: We know.
CSW: We’ve all read the script, so. We knew. We were playing it. I think we all had Halina’s direction wanting it to be like it could be you, it could be you throughout all of the intro scenes.
LP: Because the film is about chaos. So if you have all of that, and Halina was so great with all of the characters to give them specificity so that the dynamic between all of these different characters is very rich. They blame all the time. So you don’t know if one of them is the killer or if there’s a killer outside terrorizing them, which by the end of the movie teaches you that’s the point.
CL: Now we have to talk about the famous slapping scene because that scene was hilarious. How much fun did you have doing all this time?
MH: It was great fun.
AS: We slapped each other.
MH: We were doing. We actually slapped each other, which didn’t end up in the movie actually because the real slaps didn’t look…
AS: So brutal.
MH: Yeah, that brutal. We did stage slaps, but we volunteered to hit each other. We were very close that day. It was fun. It was good.
Lee Pace: It was actually a lot of fun. I thought that was pretty fun.
CSW: It was so much fun.
RS: We slapped each other…for real.
CSW: People have been affected. Pete and Lee really understood, really.
LP: Yeah, it really hit me. I asked for it, and I actually really enjoyed it.
RS: It was fun doing that. You said earlier that this was the best kind of confidence drop or something because you really have to trust yourself where you are, slap me. You know what I mean? And also, you have to really like someone to be like, I trust you to slap me. You know what I mean? Hit me in the face. It was a good bonding exercise.
People have been affected. Pete and Lee really understood, really.
CL: Well, you sold them all. They seemed real. They seemed real. Outside of the movie, if you played Bodies, Bodies, Bodies with yourself again, who would you immediately think was the killer?
Mo: Me. No, because we have already played it.
AS: We know Maria’s hard to detect when she’s the killer. We learn this in our own game.
Mo: They will kill me first. They’ll be like, whatever.
MH: I do not know. Now I’m thinking, maybe she wouldn’t, and I’d be confused, and that would be a big diversion because it could still be her, so I guess it would have to be Maria.
AS: Mm-hmm. So in layers.
LP: Oh. Well, you probably all think that was me because that’s what you did in the movie.
CSW: It’s true.
RS: It’s true. Yeah. When we played it at the hotel, people kept saying it was me.
CSW: It’s true, yeah.
LP: Was it true?
LP: No. OK.
CSW: You try to choose the most modest person, and also with the actors it becomes difficult because they act very well being modest or not being the killer, so it could be anyone. It’s great, but these two.
You can find out who the movie’s killer is, as the movie is currently playing in theaters.
Photo: A24 / Body Body Body