Chloe Sevigny's foolish fears in The Dead Don't Die
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 June 2019
Chloe Sevigny was embarrassed to be "playing the trauma and the stakes" in 'The Dead Don't Die' while her co-stars gave such a "deadpan" performance
Chloe Sevigny was scared she would look like an "utter fool" next to Adam Driver and Bill Murray in 'The Dead Don't Die'.
The 44-year-old actress stars alongside Adam, 35 and Bill, 68, in Jim Jarmusch's zombie-comedy film as small-town cops trying their best to deal with an uprising of the undead – and the 'Act' star admitted that she was embarrassed to be "playing the trauma and the stakes" while her co-stars gave such a "deadpan" performance.
In an interview with Comingsoon.net, she said: "I wasn't really playing the deadpan I was playing the trauma and the stakes.
"So I was just afraid that I was gonna look like an utter fool next to these too [Driver and Murray] out deadpanning each other."
Adam then joked: "We had a deadpan competition. Who could not move their mouth the most and not get their line out."
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' star Adam went on to explain that he and Bill weren't "consciously" giving a deadpan performance but thanks to the " thoughtful and introspective" characters written by Jim – who also helmed the film – he was able to easily portray his alter-ego.
He said: "I think it's that we're not consciously thinking let's do this deadpan his characters are like very thoughtful and introspective so there's a lot of thought and what comes out is you know minimal."
Chloe interjected: "It's more like the timing and the weight, there's a lot of breathe."
Adam replied: "You're watching people think a lot. That's what I liked about Jim is that he trusts that that's cinematic enough watching people think and [wondering] what they're gonna come out with."