The young stars of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” — Olivia Cooke, R.J Cyler and returning guest Thomas Mann — talk about the making of the multiple Sundance Film Festival award-winning film.
Video Content: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke and R.J Cyler (2015)
SIDEWALKS Veronica Castro interviews the young stars about making “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” They discuss Cooke’s decision to shave her hair and how Cyler got cast in his first film role.
Born in Portland, Oregon, Thomas Mann, who made his first appearance on “Sidewalks Entertainment” while promoting “Project X,” started his acting career in an episode of “iCarly.” He made feature film debut in “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” which was followed by “Project X,” “Fun Size,” “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “Beautiful Creatures,” “As Cool as I Am,” and “Welcome to Me.”
Born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, Olivia Cooke is a familiar face to viewers for her role as Emma Decody in TV’s “Bates Motel.” She appeared in British miniseries “Blackout” and “The Secret of Crickley Hall.” Some of her film roles include “The Quiet Ones,” “The Signal,” and “Ouija.”
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is R.J. Cyler first feature film role.
Recorded: June 5, 2015
Host / Producer: Veronica Castro
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Allied-THA