Chris O’Dowd discusses the impact music can have on people’s lives, and how the message is channeled through his film “Juliet, Naked.”
“Duncan is the kind of guy who believes that you are what you like, rather than you are how you behave,” Dowd tells TheWrap’s Steve Pond about his character. Watch the interview above.
“Enjoying music or enjoying any type of art is fulfilling and if that’s whats important to you, that’s what’s important to you,” Dowd added.
The film is based off the British novel by Nick Hornby, who also wrote “High Fidelity.”
The Nick Hornby novel adaptation, acquired from the Los Angeles Media Fund, stars Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd as longtime lovers who get a jolt of excitement after colliding with an obscure rocker (Ethan Hawke) of whom O’Dowd is a devout fan.
“‘Juliet, Naked’ was one of the true buzz titles at Sundance this year, driven by a wonderful, romantic rock and roll sensibility and enormously winning performances,” said Roadside Attractions co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff.
The film was produced by Albert Bergera and Ron Yerxa, Barry Mendel, Judd Apatow and Jeffrey Soros and executive produced by Simon Horsman, Nick Hornby, Thorsten Schumacher, and Patrick Murray. Tamara Jenkins, Jim Taylor and Evgenia Peretz are credited as adaptive screenwriters.