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NJ: It was difficult because we wanted the fictional elements to feel as realistic as the documentary elements—or as close as possible—so we used a limited amount of setups and mostly natural lighting, mimicking the two-camera approach we had used on the doc portions.
We had the actors improvise the scenes off of an outline and kept the number of takes to a minimum.
And I think a lot of people can relate to that uncertainty. Would you be interested in making another movie in the genre-bending style of Paper Heart?
Making the film didn’t necessarily change my own perceptions on the subject, but I was definitely inspired by meeting all of these amazing people and hearing their stories. NJ: Charlyne, Jake Johnson and I are writing a pilot for HBO right now.
MM: Why did you decide to have an actor play yourself in the movie?
Is it an odd experience having yourself be a character in the film??? We were all working so hard to create a reality in those scripted scenes that I didn’t want to compromise them with my weaknesses as an actor, so it was an easy decision.
She asked me for help and we began developing the idea together.
I’m also writing a feature with Bill Hader that I hope will be my next film.
During her journey, Yi discovers true love for herself when she begins dating Superbad‘s Michael Cera, playing himself (and whom Yi supposedly had a real-life relationship with) in a scripted romance.
Seamlessly integrating real interview footage with hilarious scripted moments, the genre-bending Paper Heart is sure to delight fans of quirky, offbeat romantic comedies.
In preparing the movie, when did you decide it might not work as (or would be more interesting than) a straight documentary?
Nicholas Jasenovec (NJ): Charlyne originally wanted to make a documentary about love and remain behind the camera.