“Crazy Ex Girlfriend” creator and star Rachel Bloom says her part in her new movie, “Most Likely to Murder,” was a fun role to play given how it upends how women are usually depicted on screen.
“It’s a movie in which the lead is a man and I am very much this ‘object’ that he is going after but, like, it’s cool because she’s a very unwilling object and tells him over and over, ‘F— off, you’re pathetic, you’re a piece of s—,'” she told TheWrap’s founder and editor in chief Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s women leadership conference, BE, in March. “So it’s fun!”
“Most Likely to Murder” stars Adam Pally as a guy named Billy who comes back to his hometown expecting things to be the way it used to be.
But unfortunately for him, everything is different — even his ex, played by Bloom, has moved on to date the former high school outcast. So naturally, Billy wants to prove her new boyfriend is the killer behind a local death.
“He comes back trying to win me back and I play a character who very much isn’t buying into his bulls— anymore and — spoiler alert — never buys into it,” said Bloom, whose husband, Dan Gregor, directed the film and shares a writing credit with Doug Mand.
“[Pally] is basically like the villain of the movie and my husband and his writing partner wrote that character a little bit based on s— that I had said about guys, where it’s like guys are just expecting you to like … buy into their bulls—,” she said. “It was very fun to infuse that part with very real anger and bitterness and not putting up with that character’s bulls—.”
Bloom was a keynote speaker at this year’s BE Conference, which took place in Austin, Texas during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
“Most Likely to Murder” also stars Vincent Kartheiser, Billy Eichner and Didi Conn.
The film made its debut at SXSW on March 12 and was released May 1 on digital and on demand.
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