Exclusive Video Interview: Fred Willard And Jane Lynch Talk Mascots


It’s been 10 years since we’ve been treated to a deliciously quirky, fully improvised mockumentary from director Christopher Guest, but now he’s back to deliver to us the hilarious Netflix movie, Mascots.

Guest once again gathers his veteran crew of improvisers – Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., John Michael Higgins, Bob Balaban and Jennifer Coolidge – and pairs then with a slew of newcomers like Chris O’Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Zach Woods, Sarah Baker and Tom Bennett. The results are, as you’d expect, nothing short of amazing.

Much in the same vein as Best in Show, Mascots centers on an international mascot competition and all the wacky people involved, from organizers to judges to the contestants. In his review of the film back at TIFF, our very own Darren Ruecker concluded the following about it:

Mascots is no failure, thanks to a robust handful of quintessential Guest gags.

At the recent press day for Mascots, we had the chance to catch up with Willard and Lynch to talk about their new movie. We chatted about working with the incredible Christopher Guest, the newcomers that the director brought on board, why they made this film and more.

Hear what they had to say in the video above and be sure to catch Mascots when it hits Netflix on October 13th!

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