John C. Reilly bonded with Lobster co-stars over 'weird movie'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 May 2016
John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly says the weirdness of satirical comedy 'The Lobster's helped him bond with co-stars Colin Farrell and Ben Whishaw

John C. Reilly says 'The Lobster's weirdness helped him bond with co-stars Colin Farrell and Ben Whishaw.

The trio star in the satirical comedy movie, which is set in a dystopian future where single residents of a city are given 45 days to find a romantic partner before they are turned into an animal and John revealed all three supported each other while filming the "weird movie".

He told Collider: "Our three characters are sharing this bizarre reality of having to live in this hotel together, and then the three of us actors were sharing the experience of being in this weird movie, all of us supporting each other and saying, 'I can't believe I have to say this now.' It ended up drawing us closer together. I felt really lucky to be with Colin and Ben because they're two very nice guys. It was good fun."

And John revealed he had a number of reasons for taking on a role in the movie, including his admiration for the director and the chance to film on location in Ireland.

He said: "I was familiar with the director (Yorgos Lanthimos) before I got the script. I saw his movie 'Dogtooth', which is an amazing movie, so I already knew he was a real force to be reckoned with and a really brilliant director.

"I was thrilled when this came around and I saw that he was going to do a movie in English because I don't speak Greek. And then, I read it and it was just so dark and funny and truthful. I was delighted. And then, I found out that we would be shooting in Ireland, and that was even more exciting."

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