Meet cute cast and crew Discuss Peacock’s latest romantic comedy

Lights and cameras lined up to cover the action outside the Midnight Theater in New York City on the evening of Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Photographers and reporters were all set to catch a glimpse of the cast and crew of Meet Cute, a time travel romantic comedy streaming on Peacock. This movie stars Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco. It follows Sheila, a girl who discovers a time machine in a nail salon and uses it to continuously fix elements of a date she had the previous night.

I attended the premiere and spoke with members of the cast and crew about the film. Speaking about the film, director Alex Lehmann stated, “I think this movie works as a rom-com, and it also works as something that’s maybe a little bit deeper emotionally than a traditional rom-com, and it was really great that we got to do both. And it was really nice that Peacock trusted us and they said, ‘We want to see that movie.'” This is Lehmann’s first foray into the rom-com genre, having previously directed films such as e.g. Blue Jay, Paddletonand Acidman earlier this year.

Actress and executive producer Kaley Cuoco commented on the recording Meet Cute, saying, “We’ve seen so many movie scripts that are time travel or romantic comedy, but this one just felt unique and different. I really loved our director Alex. I wanted to work with him. When I heard Pete was attached, I thought, ‘This is going to have a quirky fun feel, and I knew it was going to be fun, that’s for sure. It just felt different. It’s a sweet movie. It brings joy.” Cuoco is known for her role in the popular sitcom The Big Bang theoryand she can currently be seen at shows Harley Quinn and The flight attendant.

Pete Davidson arrived on the red carpet wearing a white hoodie and sunglasses, and he didn’t do interviews. However, I was able to speak with two more actors in the film, both of whom spoke highly of the film’s representation. Rock Kohli, who portrays Ammit, stated, “The immigration experience, they come here and they work so hard and they’ve worked so long. And at a certain point they get a little tired. So I’m being a little sarcastic. It was a lot of fun. Like, ‘I’m not here to please you, man. Come on. I’ve lived a life.’ So it was fun.”

Actress Deborah S. Craig, who portrays June, stated, “I loved what Noga was [Pnueli] wrote on the page that she was an interesting Asian-American character who existed in New York City. You know, and we have a very diverse population here, and that’s not often represented, but this story is set against the landscape of New York. So I wanted to make sure that I did justice to her in the way of representation that she is a fully realized human being and that we might look at our everyday Asian nail salon woman and wonder what their background is, what their life is like is, and whether they might have a time machine behind them.”

Costume designer Michelle J. Li talked about her inspiration behind the fashion choices in this film. She states, “Our hero dress for Sheila … is a yellow gingham dress. I looked at the story in a lot of my original research designs for costumes, and for this particular one I thought a lot about Sheila’s journey as a character and how she jumps through each individual timeline and thinking, ‘Okay, is this one going to work? Is this one going to work?’ And so in a way she’s trying to find herself or find her way back home. And then I realized that and that brought me to Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. And then, Dorothy’s dress in The Wizard of Oz is a gingham dress, and that’s where I drew the inspiration from to create Sheila’s yellow gingham dress.”

Meet Cute now streaming on Peacock.

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