Jane Adams & Kate Lyn-Sheil Interview for She Dies Tomorrow

This week I got to talk to the two leads of the great movie She Dies Tomorrow coming out Friday August 7th 2020. I hope you all enjoy the interview



AJ Friar:
So Kate and Jane, what got you involved with She Dies Tomorrow?

Kate Lyn Sheil:
Amy and Jane and I have known each other for a long time and have worked together before. And Amy approached the both of us and asked us if we would like to be involved and it was a no-brainer because I love working with her so much..

Jane Adams:
Yeah, I feel the same way. I love working with Kate and Amy, so it was just a great opportunity to spend time with them and make a film.



AJ Friar:
And this was so different from both of you to do Jane, especially you. This was just an incredible performance by the both of you and I was just born watching it the whole time. Was there anything difficult to bring out in your character? Because this was just such a bleak film and a lot of people deal with a disorder, like bipolar or depressive. [inaudible 00:00:59] to where they just feel like they can die at any second. Was there anything just difficult or emotionally draining of the character you have to portray?

Jane Adams:
You go first, Kate.

Kate Lyn Sheil:
Sure. Yeah, when you are trying to get into that head space. Yeah. [crosstalk 00:01:31] But I think Amy created such a warm environment on set. It’s a lot of [inaudible 00:01:42] when the camera is turned off and so… So really it was a [inaudible 00:01:51] yeah. How about you, Jane?



Jane Adams:
It just deals with a lot of tension and anxiety like Kate was saying and sometimes it was… That level of anxiety is draining in writing and art.

AJ Friar:
Because I deal with anxiety a lot. So that’s probably why the movie spoke to me in that way. It was just so relatable and instantly it gripped me and especially the cast is mainly known for their comedic performances, especially like you Kate and Katie [inaudible 00:02:36] I mean the whole cast just nailed this. I mean, it must’ve been just so incredible to have such a veteran cast just in this movie working together. And like you said, along with a director like Amy, I mean, it must have been just an amazing time on set with all of this.

Jane Adams:
I mean, you’re not alone with the anxiety, the three of us, Kate, I know I can speak for Kate. We deal with a lot of anxiety as well.



Kate Lyn Sheil:
Certainly, but that is so nice of you to say. And also I think Amy tends to surround herself with people who are empathetic but also see the humor in things. So it leads to what you were saying, this cast full of very funny people. I won’t say I’m very funny.

Jane Adams:
Kate’s hilarious. Kate and Amy have great senses of humor. They’re super smart and funny.

AJ Friar:
And this was just a visually stunning film to watch also. When you guys watched this film, were you just blown away by the visuals that was in the film?

Jane Adams:
Yeah. Well, Jay.. Is it Keitel or Keitel?

Kate Lyn Sheil:
I say Keitel.

Jane Adams:
So Jay Kaytel is Amy’s… They worked together right for years and year, 18 years or something? Such a beautiful cinematographer.



Kate Lyn Sheil:
He’s incredible. And I’ve seen his work before and it’s always extremely, extremely beautiful. So yeah.

Jane Adams:
AJ, where are you calling from?

AJ Friar:
I am calling from Charlotte, North Carolina at the moment.

Jane Adams:
Oh, how great.



AJ Friar:
Yeah, we are in the middle of a tropical storm from what’s going on in the coast. So we’re getting a lot of rain. So it’s going to be an interesting week.

AJ Friar:
What movies inspired both of you to start acting when you guys started acting?

Jane Adams:
What inspired me are movies like Five Easy Pieces, a lot of Jack Nicholson stuff like Five Easy Pieces, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Warren Beatty films too.

AJ Friar:
And it’s funny you bring Jack Nicholson up because I’m listening to You Must Remember This podcast and this season they weren’t doing it on Polly Platt, who helped produce a few of Nicholson’s films.



Kate Lyn Sheil:
Yeah. It was a great season.

Jane Adams:
What about you, Kate?

Kate Lyn Sheil:
I feel like I wanted to do it from the time I was a little kid. And so maybe the first movie although this is not at all the direction my career has gone in nor do I have the particular skillsets necessary, but I really liked musicals.



Jane Adams:
I did not know this.

Kate Lyn Sheil:
Oh yeah love them.

Jane Adams:
Like Singing in the Rain and Kiss Me Kate?

Kate Lyn Sheil:
Yeah. Sound of Music. Grease I watched over and over again.

Jane Adams:
So if I ask you to sing in my film that I want to make with you and Amy it’ll help move that forward.

AJ Friar:
It’ll have to be a musical. At least one number in it.



Jane Adams:
Okay. Excellent. You heard it here first.

AJ Friar:
And since [inaudible 00:06:22] did you have any favorite horror films growing up?

Kate Lyn Sheil:
Rosemary’s Babies. I was telling Jane this the other day, I remember having people over for my maybe 11th or 12th birthday, probably 11. And we had a sleepover with my whatever two friends and we watched The Craft and The Exorcist and I remember a friend of mine being very, very scared and hiding under the covers, but feeling like this is fun.



AJ Friar:
For the longest time I could not finish The Exorcist probably until I was about 15 or 16 years old, I just could not finished The Exorcist.

Kate Lyn Sheil:
I mean, it’s scary. Boy oh boy.

AJ Friar:
Let’s see. Anything else you would like to share of your experience on She Died Tomorrow?

Jane Adams:
No. I just hope that people are weirdly comforted by it because at least it’s depicting a stranger reality than most movies and shows that were shot before COVID hit. Everybody’s behaving like normal.



Kate Lyn Sheil:
I’m just really happy that people can see Amy’s… Oh, sorry my connection is bad. Seeing what Amy made because I’m in awe of her.

Jane Adams:
Yeah. She wrote this prescient script and got her friends together and shot it and made it all happen. She’s amazing. So I’m glad people get to see it.

AJ Friar:
Well, thank you two so much for joining me today.

Jane Adams:
Thank you. And good luck.

AJ Friar:
Really fun chatting with you two.

Jane Adams:
You too. It was great.

AJ Friar:
And I really hope a lot of people are seeing this film because Jane what you do with this movie is just absolutely incredible.



Jane Adams:
Oh, thanks so much. Have a beautiful day where you are.

Kate Lyn Sheil:
Yeah.

Jane Adams:
Stay warm and dry.

AJ Friar:
I’ll try.

Jane Adams:
Okay. Bye.

AJ Friar:
Bye. Thank you.

Jane Adams:
Thank you.



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