Friday, May 24, 2024

Interview: Rachel McAdams, James Brooks, & More Talk Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

We talk about Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. with Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson, Kelly Fremon Craig, and James L. Brooks.

I had no idea what I was walking into when I caught Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. While I was certainly aware of Judy Blume‘s popular book, it was not one that I’d read. And then there is writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig that caught my interest. The film stars Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, and it’s incredibly sweet, smart, and surprisingly engaging for more than its seeming niche target audience. It’s a delight, and it certainly helps to have such charming folk at Rachel McAdams and Benny Safdie as Margaret’s parents.

We recently took the time to chat with the fine talent involved with this film. And I was thrilled to chat with Kelly Fremon Craig for the first time. I’ve been a massive fan of the filmmaker since I saw her fantastic feature, The Edge of Seventeen. Kelly discussed taking on the source material. Considering Judy Blume was essential reading for many, seeing the author’s work treated with care was lovely.

Next up, I had the incredible opportunity to speak with the legendary writer/producer James L. Brooks. James excitedly talked about working with Kelly. And his experience within the television and film industry says a lot about the kinds of talent he brings to light. Mr. Brooks was friendly and appeared to be quite down to earth as he discussed his latest project.

And finally, we sat down with Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson. And yes, both with fantastic. Rachel discussed getting involved late in the project. And yet, she was made very comfortable by all involved. As for Abby, the young actress talked about taking on this iconic role and working with both Kelly and Rachel.

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret opens this today!

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