ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke with Greatest. Christmas. Ever! stars Brandy Norwood and Heather Graham about Netflix‘s vacation comedy film. The duo mentioned their emotions in regards to the vacation season and their favourite Christmas films. The movie is now obtainable to stream on Netflix.
“Each Christmas Jackie sends a boastful vacation e-newsletter that makes her previous faculty pal Charlotte really feel like a lump of coal,” reads the film‘s synopsis. “When a coincidence lands Charlotte and her household on Jackie’s snowy doorstep simply days earlier than Christmas, she seizes the chance to show her previous pal’s life can’t presumably be that excellent.”
Tyler Treese: Brandy, there may be this excellent theme within the film of second possibilities and with the ability to rebuild your life. What actually attracted you to the mission? It’s clear you all had lots of enjoyable filming it.
Brandy Norwood: Effectively, in fact, that and the truth that I completely love Christmas. I really like the vacations. I really like what the script represented. Simply the entire reconnection of my buddies from faculty that I get an opportunity to see and spend the vacations with and share my constructive outlook and discover the great in every little thing. I believe that’s what attracted me to it essentially the most. I simply had the perfect time working with the forged. It was such an ideal expertise, and I’m glad that we acquired an opportunity to attach and do such an ideal movie. Hopefully, it’ll be one in all everybody’s favorites.
Heather, your character is so enjoyable on this film since you’re attempting to reveal Brandy’s excellent life, and it results in some nice comedy, however your character’s insecurities are additionally inherently relatable to the viewers. I believe everyone knows, be it by Instagram or social media, that individual. We’re like, “There’s acquired to be a catch.” Are you able to converse to that position of Charlotte? What went into your character there?
Heather Graham: Yeah, I suppose I did discover after I learn the script that it was relatable. I hate to confess it, however I don’t actually like Christmas. I’m a Grinch, I’m Scrooge. At any time when Christmas comes round, I’m like, “Oh my gosh, flip off these Christmas carols. I hate them! Oh, Christmas bushes — yuck!” [Laughs]. However no, I need to change my perspective as a result of, clearly, why not take pleasure in it?
Brandy Norwood: Yeah, lady!
Heather Graham: Yeah, you’re proper. Brandy helped me as a result of she actually does genuinely take pleasure in Christmas and I believe, even whether or not it’s Christmas or not, it’s simple to check your self to different individuals and be like, “Oh, nicely why am I not blah, blah, blah, blah?” You realize? I just like the message of the film that to search out the gratitude and identical to, I believe … possibly some individuals are excellent and by no means have these moments, however I believe lots of people might relate to it — me included. In fact you will have these moments, however then how do you let it go and get into appreciating the great in your life?
Brandy, you simply launched a Christmas album, so you actually are having the perfect Christmas ever. What’s it like having a film and a report each popping out across the similar time? To see all this difficult work exit into the world on the similar time must be very thrilling.
Brandy Norwood: It feels superb. It looks like I’m doing what I’m alleged to do, ? I’m persevering with to encourage individuals and do what I like to do. It simply looks like the fitting factor. I haven’t had a Christmas album in my total profession, so it’s absurd that followers have been asking for a Christmas album all this time, and I didn’t try this for them. So what higher method than to have a Christmas film and Christmas music out all on the similar time? I simply suppose that I used to be very blessed to have the ability to try this and I’m enthusiastic about it, and all people appears to be responding nicely to the Christmas carols. We simply should get Heather concerned within the album as a result of —
Heather Graham: I do know. You’re proper!
Brandy Norwood: As a result of she doesn’t like Christmas carols.
Heather Graham: No, I really like your voice. I’ve to say, Brandy, you will have impressed me to love Christmas extra and watching this film … In fact, as a child, I liked Christmas, however I don’t know. At a sure level, I began to hate it. However you might be inspiring me together with your real love of Christmas to begin loving Christmas extra.
Brandy Norwood: Okay, good.
I used to be speaking to the director earlier, and she or he mentioned throughout filming, you could possibly see you’re a bit like your characters, however you could possibly see each of you rubbing off on one another. I can see it now the place Heather’s coming round on Christmas. That’s very enjoyable.
Heather Graham: Effectively, I hope my neuroticness doesn’t rub off on Brandy, however Sure.
Brandy Norwood: Oh, no, no, no. [Laughs].
Heather Graham: No, no. [Laughs].
Heather, one ingredient of the movie I actually liked was Jason Biggs as your husband. Are you able to speak about your chemistry collectively? You play off of one another nicely and you may inform they’ve this nice love for one another, even when they’ve had some points and there’s some jealousy occurring.
Heather Graham: Oh, that’s superb. I’m glad you felt that method. I’ve watched his work by the years and admire him. I actually love comedy, so someone like him who’s simply so naturally humorous and so nice with comedy and simply within the moments once we’re taking pictures, he simply comes up with the funniest issues so as to add or the funniest expressions or like slurping his drink. He simply provides a lot enjoyable to each second, even once we’re not taking pictures, he’s simply all the time developing with actually hilarious issues to say and do and he’s only a nice individual to be round.
Brandy Norwood: With out even attempting, he’s so humorous.
Heather Graham: It’s his pure method of being, to search out the funniest factor to say in each second.
Brandy, you get not one likelihood to sing, however two on this film. How nice is it whenever you get the mix each of your loves — the 2 arts that you just’re so nice at, performing and music, and mix them into all one expertise?
Brandy Norwood: Such gratitude for that. I bear in mind after I did Broadway, it utterly modified my life due to that. Act, sing, dance, multi functional second. I simply completely love singing within the film. I’m so glad they requested me to do it. They have been attempting to go along with one other singer. I used to be like, “No, y’all acquired me. Why can’t we determine one thing out?” And we figured it out. [Laughs].
Heather Graham: Brandy’s voice’s very enjoyable. You hear it in individual — in fact you’re like, “Oh, you’re a well-known singer” — however you hear it in individual, you’re like, “Oh my God.” Her voice is superb, ?
Brandy Norwood: Thanks, Heather!
Heather, I’ve to ask about your scariest costar — Monkey Bob. There’s some bounce scares with it and it’s a fairly creepy doll. What was your response whenever you noticed this doll that will be this reoccurring nightmare all through the movie for you?
Heather Graham: I believe I felt the identical method as my character does, which is that it’s creepy, You’re like, “Okay, it’s my son’s favourite toy. I can’t simply throw it within the trash.” However that was my feeling.
Brandy Norwood: You actually thought that Monkey Bob was creepy?
Heather Graham: It was, however you favored Monkey Bob, proper?
Brandy Norwood: I did! [Laughs].
Heather Graham: Brandy’s acquired a constructive perspective.
Brandy Norwood: However you thought Monkey Bob was so creepy! [Laughs].
Heather Graham: I believe he’s creepy. I imply, if that was my child, it’d be like, “Let’s discover you a greater toy.”
Brandy, Madison Skye Validum — who performs your daughter, this genius little one — is great within the film. Are you able to discuss working along with her? It looks as if she has such a shiny future.
Brandy Norwood: Yeah, she has such a shiny future. I couldn’t imagine what she was doing with these traces! She knew these traces just like the again of her hand. I used to be so impressed and I used to be so impressed along with her poise. She was simply so nice to be round. And her mother was simply superior. I can’t wait to see what she does sooner or later.
I can’t wait both. Heather, you mentioned you have been a fan of Christmas at first. You grew out of it, however have there been any Christmas films that all the time have that heat spot in your coronary heart? Or do you not have a go-to?
Heather Graham: As a child, I used to look at like these animated clay … there was one which was like, “I’m Mr. Warmth Miser, I’m Mr. Chilly.” It was like Rudolph the Purple-Nosed Reindeer, however they’re made out of clay. It was very early animation. I really like these films a lot.
Brandy, I’d like to know what your go-to like Christmas films are as nicely.
Brandy Norwood: House Alone. Are you kidding me? House Alone!
Heather Graham: In fact, It’s a Great Life. Obtained to throw that in there.
Brandy Norwood: Yeah, It’s a Great Life.