Game Night’s Lamorne Morris: ‘My Character is Me’
Game Night stars Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury and Billy Magnussen on filling out the movie’s befuddled cast of characters.
Lamorne Morris from New Girl and Kylie Bunbury from Pitch star in the new comedy Game Night as Kevin and Michelle, high school sweethearts turned happily married couple — except for when Kevin discovers that Michelle hooked up one time with a celebrity while their own relationship was on a brief hiatus. The obsessed Kevin keeps attempting to find out just who Michelle got busy with as the night goes on, even while they and their game night friends get involved in a kidnapping, a heist and even the threat of murder as their game turns into a real-life thriller.
In our interview below, Morris explains why his character hits a little too close to home and Bunbury theorizes why audiences might relate to the pair: “This couple feels very familiar, I think, to people,” she says. “They’re really funny and sweet though, as well.”
Meanwhile, Billy Magnussen (Ingrid Goes West) and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) discuss their own characters in the film, with Horgan playing the “slighty cynical but also open to whatever the night might hold” Sarah, who accompanies Magnussen’s not-especially-bright Ryan to game night and ends up being a bit smarter than everyone else in the room.
Magnussen reveals that the cast played Clue, Speak Out, and lots of Frisbee and basketball while on the set, while freely admitting (“I’ll say it”) that he was the most competitive member of the team:
Game Night is out in theaters this Friday (February 23).