Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, and Eamon O'Rourke on Asking for It

One of the many films to world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival was writer-director Eamon O'Rourke’s Asking for It. Loaded with an awesome cast that includes Kiersey Clemons, Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Ezra Miller, Radha Mitchell, Gabourey Sidibe, Luke Hemsworth, Casey Cott, Leslie Stratton, Leyna Bloom, Lisa Yaro, Casey Camp-Horinek, and David Patrick Kelly, O'Rourke’s feature debut is packed with great performances and has a kinetic energy that permeates in every frame. Without giving too much away, the film is about a small town waitress (Clemons) dealing with a sexual assault who befriends a mysterious stranger (Shipp). As they get to know one another, Clemons is brought into an all-female gang that have all suffered past traumas and have decided to fight back against the men that deserve it. This includes an alt-right leader (Miller) who has teamed up with a corrupt police force.

Shortly after seeing the film I spoke with Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, and Eamon O'Rourke. During the fun interview they talked about their favorite memories from filming (which included doing karaoke in full hair and makeup as their characters before heading to set), what the film is about, why the cast responded to the material, the challenge of editing during a global pandemic, casting Ezra Miller as the leader of the alt-right movement, how the film is led by women of color, and more. In addition, with Hudgens and Shipp both part of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial adaptation of Tick, Tick... Boom!, they both talked about making the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson and what they’re excited for people to see.

Check out what they had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.

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