Duplass Brothers Get Their Paramount Premiere
While 'Cyrus' stars bite the hands that feed 'em
By Melanie Haupt,
11:52PM, Sun. Mar. 14, 2010
It started out as a sweet lovefest, the Duplass brothers taking the stage before their new film Cyrus unspooled to heartfelt applause and cheers. "We've been waiting for years to have one of our movies screen at the Paramount on Saturday night!" exclaimed Mark Duplass, to congratulatory cheers and applause.
After the premiere screening of the brothers’ sweet comedy, the floor opened up for questions from the audience. Many were possibly left wishing the floor would swallow them up after stars John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill heckled those whose queries were deemed uncool.
Audience member question for Hill: "How fast did it take for you to sign on the dotted line once you saw that Marisa Tomei would have her legs wrapped around you?"
Hill: "Well, I signed on before Marisa did, and thanks for making an already awkward situation even more uncomfortable!"
For the Duplass brothers: "Your camera work is really apparent. Can you talk a little bit about that?"
Jay Duplass, who operated cameras: "This young man is admiring the spectacular camera work! Thank you sir! Next question!" (He later admitted that he was just teasing the gentleman in question, possibly out of sheer giddiness and excitement.)
One woman asked Hill about the difference between a more serious, scripted project and the imrov-heavy process of an Apatow film. She was rewarded with praise for actually asking a good question. Many of the questions were admittedly rather inane, but I suspect this was because the audience was really pumped to be there, had loved the movie, and was generally appreciative of the experience. Seen in this light, Reilly and Hill's behavior was kind of ungracious (even though their riffing was pretty hilarious at times) and may have left many with a bad taste in their mouths.