One of the stars of Netflix’s hit original show, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Matty Cardarople, recently spoke to Filmoria about being involved in such an imaginative and exciting world, working with Neil Patrick Harris, Jurassic World and his other ventures…
Netflix properties are increasing by the month to a greater audience, how does it feel to be involved in one of their successful Original series’?
It feels great! I feel very fortunate and grateful.
Neil Patrick Harris is fantastic in his role within the show, what was it like working with such a showman as him?
It’s a blast. He is incredibly focused and a real pro. He puts all of his heart and soul into a role. He has to be on set at least a couple hours early everyday to get his makeup done. Fast forward to later in the day and he’s singing and dancing, full of energy and gusto. He will also find funny props on set and say “just another day in the office” or something like that. He’s the best.
The series has been renewed for another two seasons, can you give any teasers on what else is set to come in the future?
Unfortunately, I can’t. I can tell you that it’s going to be very unfortunate and hilarious.
One of your next projects is Logan Lucky, starring Daniel Craig. Looking at the trailers it’s a film that simply looks like so much fun, can you elaborate on that notion?
Yeah, it was a lot of fun. Soderbergh is a cool dude. He films his own shots. I love that. I also got to improv a lot and that was a lot of fun. I worked with Channing Tatum. He’s a really nice guy. He goes by Chant. I thought that was cool. I also got to work with Jack Quaid. He’s a really a sweet guy and super talented. Look out for him because I think he’s going to be a huge star!
You’re also involved in latest release, The Big Sick, which has been making waves at festivals, stateside and over here in the UK. How important a film do you think it is for the rom-com genre?
It’s incredibly important. The film is really special and courageous. It’s a true story about Kumail and Emily’s beautiful marriage on how they coped through the hard times and how they loved. I don’t want to give away more, but everyone should go see it.
You’re also involved in another comedy, The 4th, can you tell us more about that film? Yes, of course. Andre Hyland wrote, starred, and directed the film. I play Mikey, a lovable space cadet. I feel like this was the role I was born to play. Andre is a comedic genius and a good friend of mine. He was even a groomsman at my wedding. The film is about a millennial trying to organize a BBQ for the 4th of July and nothing seems to go right. It ensues a lot of hilarity. It also stars the brilliant Paul Oyen and Anna Lee Lawson. It’s out in theaters now. Go see it, dudes.
Lastly, we saw you in Jurassic World allowing those poor kids to enter the Gyrosphere ride before all hell broke loose. What would you personally like to see from the sequel?
It was an accident. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to send them into dinosaur chaos. Haha! I really don’t know what to expect. I hope there will be a lot of dinosaurs and I hope there will be more cameos from the OG actors of the film. Either way it’s going to be roaring!
A Series Of Unfortunate Events is available on Netflix now.