Adam Scott is one of those laid back, humble actors who doesn't take anything for granted. He’s one of those guys that when you say his name you may not be entirely familiar, but as soon as you see his face you definitely know you’ve seen him in something. I became a huge fan of Adam Scott’s after being introduced to his hilarious cable TV series, Party Down about an offbeat catering company. That series also starred Jane Lynch and LIzzy Caplan and it was where Scott began to really hone his comedic chops. However, having been in the business for over twenty years people didn't really start noticing his talents until he hit the big time as one of the stars of the popular television series, Parks and Recreation opposite Amy Poehler.
Now that the series has ended Scott has other things on his mind like promoting his new comedy, The Overnight in which he stars and co-produced with his wife Naomi. The films also stars Taylor Schilling, (Orange is the New Black), Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche. It had its premiere earlier this year at Sundance, to rave reviews and plenty of attention for it's somewhat controversial story line.
It centers around a young married couple Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling) who are on the hunt for new friends after relocating to Los Angeles from Seattle with their son. An afternoon at the playground lands them a family dinner invitation from Kurt (Jason Swartzman), but as the night progresses it becomes unclear whether the play date is meant for the kids or the parents.
The plot is daring, brave and sexy and is garnering a lot of attention for some explicit full frontal nudity openly displayed by the male stars. Scott was immediately drawn to the script not because he on some level related to the characters but because he really wanted to push the boundaries of his comfort zone.
I caught up with Adam Scott who was in Toronto to discuss The Overnight, full frontal nudity, stripping down on screen, the role that changed his life, a potential Party Down movie and much more.
The Overnight opens in Toronto on June 26th then opens wider across Canada on July 3rd