The well-known comedian had a wonderful time with the actor at work Admit it, Fletch set to.
Admit it, Fletch is out now, and it seems its cast had a blast making the film. Speaking to ComingSoon, Roy Wood Jr. and Ayden Mayeri shared their favorite moments from their latest work. Additionally, Wood Jr. announced that he will always be ready to work with Jon Hamm and more. Admit it, Fletch debuted September 16 in theaters, digitally and on-demand.
“In this delightful comedy, Jon Hamm plays the mischievously charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch, who becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation while searching for a stolen art collection,” reads the synopsis. “The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit – from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch’s Italian girlfriend. In fact, crime has never been so disorganized.”
Tudor Leonte: Roy, considering how popular the first Fletch movies are, what was the biggest challenge coming back?
Roy Wood Jr.: I will be honest. I can’t speak for Ayden but I feel like I had the easiest job. I have one of the easier characters to portray than if you’re talking about one fletching Reboot, you’re just talking about the character of fletching. This is based on a book that has never been on TV before, so you have nothing else to compare me to. You can compare Jon Hamm to Chevy Chase, you can compare the tone of the movies to the 80’s, but I’m the cop trying to catch the guy. So I am not resident in any other part of the world that is derived. That’s the thing that’s very interesting. Is it a reboot? Is it a sequel? Is it a sequel? It’s a little bit of all of those things. I feel that for the most part my character was free and free from much theatrical comparison. In the book he is a white Irish policeman. I don’t know if you’re looking at me I mean, I might be a little Irish, you never know, but definitely not white. [Laughs]. It’s just an opportunity. When I saw that in the book and then what they cast for the role, I was like, ‘Oh, OK, we’re doing something different here.’
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It appears to Ayden on several occasions that Fletch almost patronizes Griselda, although he does so with a certain ease. Do you think he reconsidered his opinion of her by the end of the film?
Ayden Mayeri: Yes I think so. I mean my whole intention throughout the film is to be taken seriously and he refuses to take me seriously. I feel like there’s some sort of truce at the end and we’re coming together a little bit. I don’t want to admit that I like him, but maybe I’ll end up liking him a little bit more.
Are there any chances that Detective Monroe is willing to work with Fletch on future cases?
wood jr: I’m always open to doing films with Jon Hamm if you ask me. It sounds like you’re asking me to do another film with Jon Hamm and the answer is always yes. I don’t care if it is like that fletching. We could catch dinosaurs or be an action movie. Well, not too much action, I’m out of shape, but yeah, absolutely. [Laughs].
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My question was more related to your character. In the story, Detective Monroe initially didn’t want to work with Fletch, but he ended up changing his mind about the investigative journalist.
wood jr: Yes absolutely. I think Fletch is a character that just grows on you whether you like him or not. It’s annoying that some of his habits are just as annoying as some of his quirks. He’s not the most hospitable person, but he’s genuine. At some point it grows in my character. As a police officer, especially as a homicide detective, my job is to follow the facts and nothing else.
Ayden, do you have a line you’ll remember?
mayeri: I feel like one of the most memorable moments was when I poured a milkshake on myself. So that was pretty unforgettable.
wood jr: Oh yeah. Milkshake day, I wasn’t there on milkshake day.
mayeri: It was a lot of milkshake. [Laughs]