We did spend a lot of time around Frenchmen Street. She’s done shorts and things like that before, but because of how well she knows the business and us and the project, it really felt like she just knew exactly what she wanted and what she was doing.
We went to a lot of bars there and watched live music and had some really good times. And she’s so good with timing and comedy that it really felt like this was just the next thing that she was needing to do.
But we spent a lot of time in New Orleans and we had a team party there one weekend to kick off the whole movie.
It was a Back to School theme, so everyone had to dress as their favorite stereotype.
And that’s where a capella comes from: it doesn’t have to look pretty.
It can also be really dorky and that’s what makes it really cool.
What are the challenges of having to do a capella when filming a movie and having to do stuff over and over again?
People will see in this one that we’re just having a lot of fun and really pushing the envelope. We had to cut it out because a lot of the stuff went R-rated, but we had fun with that knowing that it wasn’t going to be in the movie.
These days they come out with Unrated versions of a lot of Blu-ray and DVD releases down the road.