Interview: Kyle Mooney & Mark Hamill Examine Heartwarming “Brigsby Bear”

Brigsby Bear, one of the most innovative and heartwarming stories of the summer, tells the story of James Pope, an adult male who was abducted when he was a child and has grown up loving a television show that was unknowingly filmed just for him .  When the show suddenly ends after his whereabouts are discovered, James sets out on a quest to finish it himself.

Full of heart, emotion and nostalgia, Brigsby Bear cautiously straddles the line between comedy and drama, perfectly giving us a story that seems authentic.  Featuring an all-star cast where nearly everyone is “someone”, the film pulls you in from the onset as you witness a miraculous evolution in our lead protagonist.

We were fortunate to sit down with Kyle Mooney and Mark Hamill, two of the film’s stars to talk everything Brigsby - including just how Hamill got his face in the sun for his turn as Sun Snatcher.


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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