Sam Rockwell talks being a 'rascal' and improv with Maya Rudolph in 'The Way, Way Back'
Maya Rudolph will be glad to know that her warm feelings toward "Way, Way Back" co-star Sam Rockwell are mutual.
"Maya's amazing. She's great, man. She's the best," said Rockwell, speaking to HitFix at the Jim Rash/Nat Faxon-directed comedy's Sundance premiere. "She's a great actress and a great improvisationalist so she can roll with anything."
Rockwell's character in the film (which was acquired by Fox Searchlight on Tuesday for a cool $10 million) is Owen, a water park owner who befriends a teenage boy named Duncan (Liam James) during the latter's summer vacation. The character is also, as the actor notes, a bit of a "rascal."
In addition to Rockwell, we also caught up with his "Way, Way Back" co-stars James and Toni Collette (playing Duncan's mother) on the red carpet. Check out the full interviews above and below.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs through January 27.
Toni Collette and Liam James: