Old/new picture of Taylor Schilling and Pat Healy on the set of ‘Take Me’
Here’s a new promo poster of Taylor Schilling for Take Me
From Pat Healy‘s twitter
New BTS stills of Taylor Schilling and Pat Healy from ‘Take Me’
‘Take Me’ with Taylor Schilling and Pat Healy on EW’s ‘What to stream this weekend’ list
Forget day trips to the beach; kidnapping is the new weekend getaway in the indie dramedy Take Me, which sees Netflix star Taylor Schilling tackling one of her wildest (and best-acted) roles yet as Anna St. Blair, a headstrong professional who hires the floundering founder (director-star Pat Healy, sporting a fabulously absurd toupee) of a boutique abduction business to whisk her away as the willing victim of a staged criminal plot. With deep pockets and a high threshold for pain (she actively wants him to slap her around), Anna’s requests gradually intensify as the film progresses, culminating in a sobering conclusion that offers fresh perspective on the tried-and-true formula of self-exploratory cinema: In order to find ourselves, sometimes we have to, uh, forcibly take another soul along for the ride. —Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi)
‘Take Me’ with Taylor Schilling and Pat Healy is on Netflix now!
Pat Healy talks about Taylor Schilling in an interview with ‘Hollywood Chicago’
From Hollywood Chicago
HollywoodChicago.com: What quality did Taylor Schilling bring to the role of Anna that surprised even you?
Healy: It was a surprise in the extent to which she took the role. I certainly saw that in ‘Orange is the New Black,’ because she could be airy and funny, but also having dramatic chops when called upon. I kept thinking again of Carole Lombard, how she could be this beautiful and glamorous movie star, yet she could be hilarious or dramatic. She did the screwball roles where she drags some schlub down the rabbit hole, and Taylor can do that as well. She was first on my list of people who I knew I could get the script to, and she was the first to see it.
When we actually shot it, she really surprised and exceeded my expectations on how far she took the character. It gave a great and tangible meta quality to the film, with two people putting on a ‘show,’ but my character not knowing when it is a show and when it isn’t. As a director, supposedly controlling the scenario, I thought I had that authority as well, but also found that I wasn’t in control at times either, and it all worked out well.
Read more from the interview over at the source
Here are some ‘Take Me’ reviews
What ensues is a game of cat-and-mouse in which the reality of Ray and Anna’s situation becomes increasingly fuzzy, both to audiences and, at various points, to Ray and Anna as well. Ray begins as a self-assured schlub, but as circumstances spiral out of control, he starts projecting confidence as a means of staving off panic, if not outright terror (“I’m very good at what I do,” he repeatedly remarks, less convincing each time). Healy embodies his well-intentioned loon with just the right measure of buffoonish arrogance and pitifulness, and he’s ably matched by the equally alluring and intimidating Schilling, whose Anna vacillates so wildly between pleading victim and dangerous threat that it’s never quite clear what’s genuine and what’s an act.
Healy’s direction is similarly to the point, its unassuming compositions and curt edits enhancing the proceedings’ droll brusqueness. Heather McIntosh’s bouncy score is laced with darker tones, thereby providing suitable musical accompaniment for a tale that dive-bombs into that hazy gray area between terror and comedy. By ordeal’s end, its harried characters may not know which way is up, but “Take Me” maintains throughout a firm grip on its farcical absurdity.
Read the full review here
New Taylor Schilling interview with Decider
Take Me is funny and weird and will keep you guessing at every single movement the leads make. Healy is creepy and brilliant as Ray, and as Anna, well, Schilling has never been better. We all know she’s fantastic in Orange Is The New Black, and I’m quite the self-proclaimed fan of The Lucky One, but her work here is just on another level. When I sat down with the duo to discuss the film, which is executive produced by the Duplass Brothers, Schilling explained why this is such a good role for a female right now.
“I love this woman. It kind of strips masculinity and femininity away from gender roles, which it is already, but it takes that idea and says ‘She’s the one with a goal and is going at it and can play the game really, really well.’ I had so much fun making this movie, it was sick. It was just absurd. I just was like, high as a kite. I was a crazy person.”
‘Take Me’ Making Of & Story – New BTS interview of Taylor Schilling, Pat Healy and more on the set of Take Me
New Taylor Schilling and Pat Healy interview with ‘Under the Radar’ magazine
From Under the Radar
Austin Trunick [Under the Radar]: Taylor, what drew you in to this role and made you excited about the film?
Taylor Schilling: I think after reading the entire thing, I was very excited by how clearly this woman knew what she wanted. Though, what she wanted was the symptom of a broken person – she struck me as very sad and lonely. I loved the clarity that she moved through the world with, and that felt different than the sort of wide-eyed outsider that I’ve been playing in Orange for a while. That was a big draw. I’ve been trying to retroactively figure out what made me jump at it, but it was very interesting and it really excited me. The layers of it – the kind of play-within-a-play – and the frame narrative of the whole thing was so intriguing to me.
Your character really does take control and drives large portions of the story. Was that fun for you?
Schilling: Yes! It was fun. I had so much fun playing this part.