“I always loved playing the biting bitch,” he jokes Elizabeth Perkins for her next role in the second season of the other partyAnd The hilarious comedy brought to you by Apple TV+. So right off the page, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, this is going to be fun. “

In the second season, Perkins plays Isabelle, the wealthy mother of two very different children. Death and mayhem are just a few of the creative party favors when destination wedding lockers are found dead after the groom is found dead. The show brings back Tiffany Haddish as Detective Danner, along with Sam Richardson and Zoe Chow from season one.

Newcomer Anna Kunkel (pen 15) alongside Zack Woods, Bobby Liu, Jack Whitehall, Ken Jeong, Paul Walter Hauser, John Chu, and Vivian Wu. In our exclusive MovieWeb video interview above and features below, Elizabeth Perkins and Anna Kunkel take us a deep dive into the fun that ensues.

A toast… to another murder?

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the other party She found a large fanbase after her debut last year, thanks in part to her creative concept. Each episode explores a different personal account of the fateful evening, but all are told through the lens of popular film genres, using unique visual effects to match the perspective of the storyteller.

Which brings us to the second season’s setting – a wedding goes south when the groom is murdered, and every guest is a suspect. Detective Danner (Haddish) returns to help Aniq and Zoë’s friends (Sam Richardson and Zoe Chao) solve the crime. Round up the suspects – everyone from family and star-crossed lovers to business associates and others retelling the weekend’s events. Think of it like Clue on steroids. And we love it.

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The great thing about it Greg Archer Chris Miller and the way he grounds his characters, Elizabeth Perkins told MovieWeb, is that there is always another side. “There’s always an explanation as to why this person is the way they are. So, when you get deeper into the story, and in particular, when you get to my episode, you actually see that Isabelle isn’t just this, you know, alcoholic, uninhibited. “She’s incredibly scared, so isolated, and she’s experienced such a huge loss. It was great to have an episode that was basically my backstory, or my inner life. It kind of pushed me through the whole story.”

Perkins was in good hands of course. Chris Miller and co-star Phil Lord won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature as Producers Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2018). sequel (Spider-Man: Cross-Spider Vse) It has already raked in over $400 million at the global box office to date. The magic will strike again in the second season of the other party for the duo? Perkins thinks so:

There is a lot of content [out there] Sometimes I’ll turn around and go, ‘I just don’t want to go into nihilism and the apocalypse. What’s great about this show is yeah, it’s a murder mystery, but every episode is so different. It’s really fun… It’s hard to find something solid All season. I’m not just saying that because I’m here promoting it. I was going to watch this show and wait for the next episode. I love it.

Anna Kunkel and Elizabeth Perkins were mutual admirers

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Anna Kunkel has turned heads as she plays a small role in her success pen 15 alongside star and co-creator Maya Erskine. Fans will remember her from Rosewood and Hulu’s exceptional comedy Droplet. In the second season of subsequent party She plays Hannah, Isabel’s daughter and Edgar’s (Zack Woods) mysterious sister.

“I think people will come for the murder-comedy mystery, and they’ll stay for the heart,” Kunkel said in the second season. “The characters are so much fun.” Watch for a surprising twist when it comes to Konkle’s Hannah here. It leads the murder mystery in a whole new direction.

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About the specific episode Hannah and her type focused on, Kunkel said she was tress Wes Anderson (Asteroid City), and that she was, “really scared to go in because that’s the genre and style of filmmaking that I’ve always loved. Film noir is probably my favourite, it’s so earnest… Such a moment that passed.” And she continued:

But as far as the parable goes, and playing with the way we talk, it’s very affected and satisfying for the humour. And Wes Anderson has all that soft and gooey stuff, showing Hannah’s emotional sides. So, I felt lucky to have done a little bit of everything.

As for working with Elizabeth Perkins, Konkel said she got into the project, obviously as a huge fan. “Elizabeth is just an amazing actress with a long career that I have always respected and looked up to.”

Perkins was quick to note:I He was a huge fan of pen 15. My daughter turned me into it. She was like, ‘Mom, you have to watch this show.'” Later, after Kunkel was selected subsequent party Perkins knew what to do. “The first thing I did was call my daughter. I said, ‘Oh my God. You’ll never guess who plays my daughter? I was such a big fan of hers and I couldn’t ask for a better sparring partner on this.'”

Well, viewers couldn’t ask for a better season than this. Dive into the second season of the other party On July 7 on Apple TV+.


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