This week, during the Toronto International Film Festival, Indiewire hosted a series of “TIFF Talks” at the Festival’s Industry Conference featuring the stars and directors of some of the festivals most talked-about films. Today’s video highlights include actor Sam Rockwell and the director Lynn Shelton of “Laggies,” which first premiered at Sundance 2014.
“Laggies” stars Keira Knightley as Megan, a 28-year-old slacker stuck in a quarter-life crisis. After being proposed to by her high school boyfriend, she panics and runs into rebellious 16-year-old Annika, played by Chloë Grace Moretz. The two bond over the course of the night and Megan takes the opportunity to hide out in her home for a week, where she meets Annika’s attractive single father (Rockwell). Check out three highlights below:
Director Lynn Shelton is well known for having actors improvise their dialogue, but she makes it clear that improv on set isn’t all fun and games.
A Break from the Bodices
Rockwell and Shelton discuss Keira Knightley’s “floppiness,” her American accent, and why Shelton chose her for the role.
First Day of School
Rockwell had just left the hospital before filming “Laggies,” and he talks about how this made for an interesting first encounter with Knightley.