Sarah Snook Not Suitable for Children Interview

Sarah Snook Not Suitable for Children Interview

Sarah Snook Not Suitable for Children Interview

Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Sarah Snook, Ryan Corr, Bojana Novakovic
Director: Peter Templeman
Genre: A Modern Romantic Drama
Running Time: 91 minutes

Synopsis: If your twenties is the party decade, then Jonah Reid (Ryan Kwanten) is one very high achiever. Impulsive and charismatic, Jonah lives in a crumbling inner-city share-house, surviving off the proceeds of the massive, anarchic house-parties he hosts every week with his best mate Gus (Ryan Corr). All financial considerations and life administration he outsources to Stevie (Sarah Snook) - house skeptic, and queen of the caustic retort.

Jonah might not have a career, a qualification or a serious relationship, but on an effort-to-pleasure ratio, he's unbeatable Until his life takes a jarring detour.

In the wake of an unfortunate discovery during a one-night-stand, Jonah is diagnosed with testicular cancer. Assured that his life is not at risk, he is warned that his impending treatment will render him totally and permanently infertile. A shell-shocked Jonah goes directly to the sperm bank in an effort to preserve his parenting future. But when his sperm samples fail to freeze effectively, he is left with just one option for parenthood - natural conception. Within the next four weeks.

Suddenly the party maestro and sure-fire reveler has a convulsive shift in priorities. With paternal instincts firing, Jonah becomes determined to procreate before it's too late. He barrels back to his ex-girlfriends - starting with Ava (Bojana Novakovic) - but after failing to convince her to drop her life and offer her womb, Jonah contacts just about every girl he has ever known (and some he doesn't) before being given a reality check by Stevie.

Advising him to ditch the ex-girlfriend strategy and cut out the emotional complications, Stevie assesses his options with razor-sharp frankness, lining up candidates and brokering meetings. But as Stevie's efforts as a 'womb agent' stall, and time ticks away Jonah soon realises that the perfect candidate might be closer than anyone would think.

Release Date: July 12th, 2012

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Interview with Sarah Snook

Question: What is Not Suitable for Children about?

Sarah Snook: The film follows Jonah, Ryan Kwanten's character, who finds out he has testicular cancer and then he goes through the idea of not being able to have kids anymore. He then decides that against his notorious partying ways, he will father a kid in the next three weeks and he needs to find a suitable girl to do that with.

Question: What did you enjoy most about playing the character of Stevie?

Sarah Snook: The film is very fresh and natural and it was a joy to work with some of my really good friends - it was basically just me playing with my friends and when that can be a film that was the best part about it. I enjoyed mucking around with my friends on set.

Question: Are you similar to the character of Stevie? Do you tell it like it is?

Sarah Snook: Not in that sense (laughing), I wish I was a little more like Stevie because she can tell it, how it is. There are similarities between Stevie and I - you always base some of the characteristics on yourself and then hopefully expand them into other areas.

Question: What were your thoughts when you first read the script?

Sarah Snook: When I first read the script I was very excited because of the fresh and witty dialogue that I could really relate to with recognisable settings and scenes. Getting to be able to audition and work with the material was really fun.

Question: What were the best things about shooting in Sydney?

Sarah Snook: The best thing was that we were shooting down the road from where I live; I could ride my bike to work, if I wanted! Being in Sydney to shoot meant I could go home and be with my friends and family on the weekends which was great support and I could go out on the weekends and live the lifestyle that's in the film (laughs).

Question: Had you been or heard about The Nunnery previously?

Sarah Snook: No, I hadn't! On the days we shot the party scenes every second person had been to a party at the house or knew a friend who lived there! My best friend had heard about The Nunnery and she couldn't believe we were able to shoot at The Nunnery.

Question: What do you hope audiences take away from the film?

Sarah Snook: I always find because of the soundtrack that I want to go out and dance afterwards. Halfway through the film Jonah realises that there is something more to life than having one-night-stands and meaningless relationships; hopefully people relate to that and see that there is something more to life than what they've got.

Question: Filming sounds like a big party! What was the best part?

Sarah Snook: For one week when we shot the party scenes, it was one big party! Filming was a really special time and all the cast and crew got along really well; we were all in the project together.

Question: What was it like working with Peter Templeman?

Sarah Snook: Super great! He has a real fine attention to detail especially emotional detail and he is able to see if you are telling the truth or not, as an actor; it's a good thing for an actor to have that direction which serves the films purpose, wonderfully.

Question: Who or what originally inspired you to begin acting?

Sarah Snook: For me it was because my sisters were doing it, when I was a kid and I wanted to follow and copy them (laughs)!

Question: Are you currently working on another project?

Sarah Snook: I just wrapped on a film, in the states, titled Jessabelle.

Question: How do you feel when you see yourself on the big screen?

Sarah Snook: It is a bit weird (laughs)! Watching Not Suitable For Children at the Sydney Film Festival was the first time that I'd seen myself in an audience context and it was nice to hear that I was laughing when the audience was laughing too.

I watched Not Suitable For Children with my Mum at another Sydney preview screening, she loved it - I had to say "Mum, stop laughing so hard, your embarrassing me"!

Interview by Brooke Hunter


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