Interview: Brie, Shannon & Plaza Talk Unique “The Little Hours”

Over six months ago Molly Shannon, Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza made a splash in Park City with The Little Hours, their raunchy Middle Ages comedy about a servant boy who seeks refuge in a convent when he is caught having sex with his master’s wife.

Full of coercion, lies, weed, and sex, these three ladies portray nuns who rarely live by the laws of the convent.  Foul language aside, the abrasive comedy is as unexpected as it is funny, stirring awkward laughs as you begin to understand the film’s overall tone - a unique tone that earned the film a standing ovation when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January.

It was awesome to sit down with the three comedic powerhouses, discussing their confidence in director Jeff Baena, the challenges of the outfit, and the importance to constantly push boundaries.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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