Thomas Mann is chatting up his new flick, Me and Earl and The Dying Girl, in his new interview with Teen Vogue.
“The core of the movie is this reluctant friendship that forms among three people,” the 23-year-old actor shared. “I don’t want people to go into it thinking, OK, get ready to cry. That sells the film short. It’s very funny!”
But what he really likes about the movie is that it’s about friendship over love.
“The dialogue was sort of messy, but so comical and rich,” Thomas said. “I like that there’s no romantic aspect. You could even say that they’re in love, but it’s a deeper, complex, respectful kind of love that’s more interesting than crushing on each other.”
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl is out in theaters NOW.
Speaking with Nylon, Thomas opened up about his role in the movie.
“It’s the best role that I’ve ever had the opportunity to play. I’ve read everything out there, every coming-of-age movie I’ve probably auditioned for,” he shared. “This one felt different, and then when Alfonso [Gomez-Rejon, director] got on board, I was like okay, this is going to be something special. I knew he wasn’t going to make a teen movie, that it was going to be something bigger than that.”
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is out in theaters TODAY!
FYI: Olivia wore a Christopher Kane dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, AS29 jewels and a Corto Moltedo clutch.
Thomas Mann poses with his on-screen mom Connie Britton on the red carpet at the premiere of their new film Me And Earl And The Dying Girl held at the Harmony Gold Theatre on Wednesday night (June 3) in Los Angeles.
FYI: Thomas is wearing head-to-toe Prada. Olivia wore a Miu Miu dress, pieces from Platt Antique & Estate Fine Jewelry, Christian Louboutin shoes and a Rauwolf bag. Sophia wore a Temperley dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Rachel Katz, EF Collection, and Graziela Gems jewelry and a clutch from Edie Parker.
25+ pics inside of Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke…
Thomas Mann happily poses alongside his co-star Olivia Cooke while attending the official Academy screening of their latest film Me And Earl And The Dying Girl hosted by the The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences at The Academy Theatre at Lighthouse International on Tuesday (May 26) in New York City.
The 23-year-old actor and Olivia, 21, were joined at the event by their director Alfonzo Gomez Rejon and screenwriter of the flick Jesse Andrews.
It has just been announced that Thomas and comedian Jenny Slate are set to star in Brain On Fire, according to Deadline.
The Gerard Barrett directed film, which stars Dakota Fanning in the lead, is based on Susannah Cahalan‘s bestselling memoir “Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness” – It will begin shooting July in Vancouver and New York.
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl centers on “Greg (Mann), a high school senior who befriends Rachel (Cooke), a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer, and discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.”
Mark your calendars, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed film hits theaters on Friday, June 12!
Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke stand in the middle of a crowded cafeteria in the new trailer for Me, Earl and The Dying Girl.
In the film, Greg (Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoids deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend.
But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
With Katherine Hughes also starring, Me, Earl and The Dying Girl opens in theaters on June 12th!