The famous comedian had a wonderful time working with the actor Admit it, Fletch set.
Admit it, Fletch is now out and it looks like its cast had a blast shooting the film. While speaking with ComingSoon, Roy Wood Jr. said. and Ayden Mayeri shared their favorite moments from their latest work. In addition, Wood Jr. revealed that he always wants to work with Jon Hamm and more. Admit it, Fletch debuted in theaters, digital and on-demand on September 16.
“This delightful comedy romp stars Jon Hamm as the roguishly charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch, who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection,” reads the synopsis. “The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit – from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch’s Italian girlfriend. Indeed, crime has never been so disorganized .”
Tudor Leonte: Roy, given how popular the first Fletch films are, what was the biggest challenge of appearing in the comeback?
Roy Wood Jr.: I have to be honest. I can’t speak for Ayden, but I feel like I had the easiest job. I have one of the easier characters to portray because when you talk about one Fletch reboot, you are only talking about the nature of Fletch. This is based on a book that has never been on TV before, so you have nothing else to compare me to. You can compare Jon Hamm to Chevy Chase, you can compare the tone of the movie to the eighties, but I’m the cop trying to catch the guy. So I am not based in any other part of the world that is derivative. That is what is very interesting. Is it a reboot? Is it a sequel? Is it a sequel? It’s a bit of all those things. I feel like my character was mostly free and clear of a lot of comparisons theatrically. In the book he is a white Irish cop. I don’t know if you’re looking at me. I mean, I might be a little Irish, you never know, but definitely not white. [Laughs]. It’s just a possibility. When I saw that in the book and then what they cast for the role, I thought, ‘Oh, okay, we’re doing something really different here.’
Ayden seems on several occasions that Fletch almost patronizes Griselda, although he does so with a certain levity. Do you think he reconsidered his opinion of her by the end of the movie?
Ayden Mayeri: Yes I think so. I mean, my whole intention throughout the movie is to be taken seriously, and he refuses to take me seriously. I feel like there’s a bit of a truce at the end and we kind of come together. I won’t admit that I like him, but maybe I like him a little better in the end.
Any chance Detective Monroe will be open to working with Fletch on future cases?
Wood Jr.: I’m always open to doing movies with Jon Hamm, if that’s what you’re asking me. It sounds like you’re asking me if I want to make another movie with Jon Hamm, to which the answer is always yes. I don’t care if it is Fletch. We could catch dinosaurs, could be an action movie. Well, not too much action, I’m out of shape, but yeah, absolutely. [Laughs].
My question was more related to your character. In the story, Detective Monroe did not want to cooperate with Fletch at first, but by the end of it, he changed his mind about the investigative journalist.
Wood Jr.: Yes, absolutely. I think Fletch is a character that just grows on you whether you like him or not. It’s annoying that some of his habits are as annoying as some of his quirks are. He is not the most hospitable person, but he is genuine. Eventually it grows on my character. As a police officer, especially as a homicide detective, my job is to follow the facts and nothing else.
Ayden, do you have a line you want to remember?
Mayeri: I feel like one of the most memorable moments was just throwing a milkshake all over myself. So it was quite memorable.
Wood Jr.: Oh yeah. Milkshake day, I wasn’t there for milkshake day.
Mayeri: It was a lot of milkshake. [Laughs]