Though you may not know Rashida Jones and Nick Frost by name, you’re likely familiar with their faces. Jones has proven herself to be quite a comedic actress on television, with shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, and has also made a splash on the big screen, starring in films such as I Love You, Man, The Social Network and The Muppets. Frost, on the other hand, while quite popular in the UK, is starting to earn some much deserved recognition stateside thanks to his collaborations with buddies Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End).
This week, the two talents are coming together for Cuban Fury, a film that Frost initially pitched to producers while drunk. It sees the beloved British actor playing Bruce Garrett, a 38-year-old man “trapped in a downward spiral of self-pity.” When he meets his new boss Julia, played by Jones, he’s forced to “confront the demons of his past and re-examine his passionless existence.” Determined to win her heart after finding out they both share a passion for salsa dancing, Bruce attempts to “unshackle his dancing beast, regain his long lost fury and claim the love of his life.”
At the NYC press day for Cuban Fury, I landed an exclusive interview with both Frost and Jones, who were absolutely delightful to speak with. We discussed what it’s like scripting a film that you star in, what passions they had while younger that they’d like to revisit, Nick’s aspirations to be on Broadway and more.
Check it all out in the video below and be sure to catch Cuban Fury as it’s now playing in theatres!