‘I Love My Dad’ Actor James Morosini On Kissing Patton Oswalt: ‘He’s A Phenomenal Kisser’


“I Love My Dad” director, writer and star James Morosini kisses each other as he prepares for his bizarre make-out scenes with co-star Patton Oswalt.

“We agreed a lot in advance,” said Morosini, who plays Oswalt’s son Franklin Variety jokingly at the premiere of “I Love My Dad” at the Largo in the Coronet on Thursday night. “He’s a phenomenal kisser. I hope everyone gets the chance to have sex with Patton Oswalt.”

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Patton Oswalt plays Chuck, a father who desperately tries to keep in touch with his estranged son by posing online as a woman named Becca (Claudia Sulewski). During a scene where Franklin (Morosini) asks “Becca” if he can pretend to kiss her through their messages, Chuck imagines the disturbing scenario of his son actually making out with him instead of his online persona. Amy Landecker, Lil Rel Howery and Rachel Dratch are also featured.

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“The fact that something so absurd and perfect can happen to a writer-director-actor of his caliber is such a perfect marriage,” said Landecker, who plays Morosini’s mother Diane. “He had the perfect story and he had all the capabilities to make it into a movie.”

“I Love My Dad” marks Morosini’s second directorial effort, following his 2018 indie film “Threesomething”.

“He doesn’t have a lot of preconceptions or expectations about, ‘Well, the audience wants to see this, this, and this,'” Oswalt said of his director and co-star. “All his takes and all his techniques were so fresh and unprecedented. Really nice to see that.”

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Claudia Sulewski and Billie Eilish at the Los Angeles premiere of

Claudia Sulewski and Billie Eilish at the Los Angeles premiere of “I Love My Dad” held at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles on August 4 – Credit: Gilbert Flores for Variety

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The film also marks YouTube star Sulewski’s second film role after the 2019 indie horror ‘Deadcon’. “I felt like such an impostor, surrounded by such professionals and comedic geniuses,” she said of her first day on set. in which she played Morosini’s imagined love interest, Becca.

“But really, everyone was so nice to be around,” Sulewski continued. “And especially to watch Patton act out such intense and emotional scenes, and see him add so much lightness to the space between those shots – even though what he was going through with Chuck was so intense – it was really cool to see his ghost come out on set and make sure we all feel comfortable.”

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While Sulewski herself has never created a fake social media profile, she has “let people use it”. [her] pictures for catfish.” “Actually, [I’ve] also lived this movie,” she said with a laugh.

The premiere guest list included Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell, Jesse Rutherford, Chloe Cherry, Ava Capri, Rebecca Black and Bob Odenkirk.

“I Love My Dad” hits theaters August 5.

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