With the DVD release of the movie I Give It A Year, starring Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne, director Dan Mazer has spoken about working with the cast in the movie and, in particular, Rafe. Dan has praised Rafe for his performance in I Give It A Year, claiming that the British star is a natural when it comes to comedy.
During an interview with Female First, Mazer explained, "It was just a pleasure from start to finish. What was great is he was incredibly keen to really crack this as he knew that it was a big thing for him to be the lead in a Working Title comedy. He put in the hours from making himself look lovely and brilliant and perfect and perfect to absolutely nailing the character and being funny. He was just a joy to work with."
He added, "In the process of casting I did have a unique approach to it as opposed to getting people to come in and read the part and leave - which is the traditional way - I wanted to spend time with people. So I sat down with them and talked with them and got to know them and check out that they shared my point of view and my comic sensibilities; there is nothing worse than explaining why a joke is funny or how to be funny. Rafe is just so naturally funny, charming and sharp that there was never that disconnect as he was immediately on the same page as me."
Rafe Spall is certainly an actor who has seen his star rising in recent years, appearing in some top Hollywood movies, such as Life of Pi and Prometheus. He can next be seen in the movie Son of the South, which opens in 2014. As for Rose Byrne, she is next in action in the movie The Internship, which opens this week in the US and on July 4 in the UK.