Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stephen Merritt continues to try to discourage people from seeing the Coraline musical

Here's another long interview with Stephen Merritt about the Coraline musical. Not too likely exchanges like this will convince anyone on the fence to buy a ticket:
D: Casting the very adult Jayne Houdyshell as the 9-year-old Coraline is also a very bold choice.

SM: Her 9-year-old girl is not remotely convincing, of course, on one level. She doesn’t look like a 9-year-old girl and she doesn’t sound like a 9-year-old girl. But you completely forget that she isn’t a 9-year-old girl after watching for a little while. It’s so odd. And then when she stops acting, you have to suddenly wake up and remember that she is, in fact, your pal Jayne. And that she has an American accent.
Read more along those lines here.

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1 comment:

  1. You might be missing the point with this. I saw the musical, and she doesn't look like a 9 year old or sound like a 9 year old but she is a great character and you forget she's not. I think he's being incredibly accurate.