Private Life - Interview with Kathryn Hahn & Tamara Jenkins

 Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in, Private Life

Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in, Private Life

Private Life is so real and raw you almost feel guilty that somehow you’re eavesdropping but can’t turn away.

The new film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills), PRIVATE LIFE is the bracingly funny and moving story of Richard (Academy Award-nominee Paul Giamatti) and Rachel (Kathryn Hahn), a couple in the throes of infertility who try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption.  After the emotional and economic upheaval of in vitro fertilization, they’re at the end of their middle-aged rope, but when Sadie (breakout newcomer Kayli Carter), a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, things begin to look up.

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The film is getting rave reviews and is being hailed as Tamara Jenkins best work to date. For anyone wondering just how much of "Private Life" is drawn from her own experiences, Jenkins said during the Q&A after the film’s premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, "My husband and I went through some version of this, not quite like this, but something like this."

I spoke with star Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins via satellite from New York about working on the film and what it meant to them on a personal level.

 Molly Shannon, Kayli Carter, director Tamara Jenkins, Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti on the Red Carpet at the New York Film Festival.

Molly Shannon, Kayli Carter, director Tamara Jenkins, Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti on the Red Carpet at the New York Film Festival.

PRIVATE LIFE OPENS IN THEATRES IN SELECT CITIES AND AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX EVERYWHERE ELSE ON OCTOBER 5TH.