Dan Levy and Rashida Jones have quite a bit in frequent. Each starred in critically acclaimed, hit comedy collection (Schitt’s Creek and Parks and Recreation), each are writers and administrators, in addition to actors, and each grew up with well-known mother and father (Eugene Levy for Dan, Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton for Rashida). It is sensible, then, that the 2 multi-hyphenates additionally occur to be pals.
T&C just about sat down with Levy and Jones by way of their partnership with the Citi Custom Cash Card. Unsurprisingly, the pair have an on the spot, electrical rapport, and are simply as humorous as they seem on display. In our dialog, Levy and Jones mentioned their future plans, the significance of taking breaks, literal tree-hugging, and, sure, the potential of a Schitt’s Creek film.
Learn the total dialog under:
T&C: Dan, I wished to begin off with you—I noticed that Annie Murphy hinted at a Schitt’s Creek film. Is there any chance of that?
Dan Levy: That pesky lady! No, not proper now. I hope finally. Pay attention, I like everyone a lot. I like Annie, even for hinting at that. We had such a good time making the present and I believe if the concept is correct, I might like to discover what a film may appear like. However, I haven’t got that concept but. I am nonetheless looking for it. So, my fingers are crossed, however I additionally assume you’ll want to give individuals a little bit time to overlook you. So, I am taking a while and we’ll see what occurs within the subsequent couple of years, however my fingers are tightly crossed.
I wished to ask you each, what’s the subsequent venture you’re every engaged on that you just’re enthusiastic about?
Rashida Jones: You inform me. I do not know. What’s my subsequent venture? I do not even know. Is that so lame? I actually don’t know.
It’s not lame! You’re dwelling life spontaneously.
RJ: Precisely. I’m precisely that. That’s my latest venture—to very slowly crawl again into post-pandemic life and discover ways to socialize once more, and, hopefully, the right way to work once more. You realize, my venture is me.
DL: That is an important venture.
DL: And also you’ve performed such nice work on that venture.
DL: I like that venture.
DL: I have been doing one thing actually comparable. I believe if you stroll away from one thing that folks appear to actually like, the primary intuition is to really feel that stress to do one thing instantly after it. I believe there was such a freedom in saying to myself, take a while; take time to develop issues; take time to consider what you wish to say subsequent, and never be pressured by an trade that makes individuals really feel like, in the event that they in the event that they take six months off, they’re going to turn into irrelevant. And, actually guess on your self.
So, for me, I have been growing a couple of issues quietly. I do not love to speak about issues earlier than they’re prepared, as a result of there’s a lot uncertainty on this trade that I might hate to jinx something. However, I’ve been taking a whole lot of time to determine what’s subsequent and exploring all the things from animation to drama and all the things in between. So, I am excited to see what comes out of that course of, however, till that occurs, [I’ve been] been making the acutely aware alternative to simply concentrate on what [I] wish to say and the way [I] wish to really feel, and for those who’re in a very good headspace, I believe you are able to do good work. So, I am additionally spending time on me.
In speaking about new initiatives, you’re each multi-hyphenates of types. You write, direct, and act. Going ahead, is there a part of leisure you’re attempting to steer yourselves in the direction of?
RJ: I’ll concentrate on my dance profession. [laughs] No, I am simply kidding. However I simply love the catchall of leisure, as a result of once I consider that, I consider hookers, like people who find themselves precise entertainers who get on the market and entertain the crap out of you. You realize? I really feel like what I do is extra, I do not know, public-facing self-effacing or one thing. I really feel it’s extremely fortunate that I get to stability and transfer between various things: writing, performing, producing, directing. And I believe I’ll preserve that seek for stability. I do not wish to decide one factor if I haven’t got to, so we’ll see the way it goes.
DL: It is an fascinating factor, as a result of I believe every venture speaks to you in numerous methods and it is about determining what I am proper for and what I am able to. Nearly to a fault, I all the time wish to guarantee that I am the suitable particular person for the job. Generally when you’re any person that may do a bunch of issues, individuals routinely assume that you are able to do all of them, and that your expertise will lend themselves in all areas to a venture. One of many huge questions that I ask myself when issues come alongside is, “Is that this one thing that I really feel like I might really feel assured directing? Is that this one thing that I might really feel assured writing?” Generally, it is a venture that I might like to act in, however I do not assume I am the most effective particular person for the job in the case of directing.
So, for me, [choosing projects is] being lifelike with myself by way of what I can provide one thing, and making considerate decisions that hopefully will profit regardless of the thought is. However on the similar time, to what Rashida mentioned, there’s such a pleasant stability in having the ability to do a bunch of issues, in having the ability to offset an performing expertise with one thing like sitting down and beginning to write, or to put in writing one thing, after which to determine a directing part, and all of these types of unbelievable issues that supply the mind an entire lot extra to consider. Discovering that stability and the consolation in what’s subsequent and what a part of myself do I wish to carry to the desk.
What are you most enthusiastic about because the world begins to open up once more?
RJ: Positively journey. Truly, actually strolling by way of a retailer and searching. Shopping feels luxurious, as a result of I have not performed it very a lot. Simply taking place upon issues. The whole lot has been so contracted and insular, and so if you do go away your own home, and also you do do one thing, there’s testing and concern and all these things. So, the concept of meandering and taking place upon one thing sounds very nice. That is very imprecise, is not it? Extremely imprecise.
DL: I believe the exploration of what life was once like. I believe all of us have come by way of this expertise realizing there was quite a bit that we took as a right. Merely strolling down the road, for instance. Within the early days of journey, I took a visit to Massive Sur from Los Angeles a few month and a half in the past and even one thing so simple as getting within the automotive and going some other place—going to the forest. Over the entire course of this pandemic, I had simply this unbelievable urge to, fairly actually, hug the earth, to re-connect with the planet. And so, I drove to the to the Redwoods and simply hugged a tree for a day.
RJ: That’s so candy!
DL: I felt so disconnected from life and I felt like our planet was in such an odd, tumultuous place that to bodily join with the earth felt crucial to reset and restore. So, I believe even the concept of journey—I am somebody that all the time likes to plan journeys to look ahead to. I study a lot once I journey. I get so impressed once I journey. But in addition realizing that these sort of inspirational journey alternatives, inside the confines of our personal limitations proper now, will be one thing like driving outdoors of your metropolis and taking a look at a mountain or taking a look at a tree. There’s one thing so rejuvenating about getting outdoors of your on a regular basis expertise. And that’s one thing that I believe, in all of this, a whole lot of us neglect that we’ve got the power to get on a bus or get in a automotive or get on—not on a practice or perhaps not on a bus—I do not know, relying on the place you are dwelling. And even strolling someplace that’s new, to simply remind your self that issues are going to be okay.
This interview has been edited for size and readability.
This content material is created and maintained by a 3rd celebration, and imported onto this web page to assist customers present their e-mail addresses. You could possibly discover extra details about this and comparable content material at piano.io