Verdict: A tribute to the freedoms of college, while reminiscing on everything that made the early 80s great.
In an interview with the cast of Richard Linklater’s comedy film “Everybody Want’s Some!!,” the actors gave insight to how teamwork created brotherhood and friendship inside the film and beyond the camera.
The film, “Everybody Want’s Some!!,” was centered around a college baseball team at Southeast Texas State University, enjoying the weekend just before classes by dancing their way into every party in search of young women, alcohol and a good time.
Disco dancing, wild keg parties, brotherhood and baseball are a few words that can be used to describe Linklater’s film. As the story follows adventures of college freshmen and pitcher, Jake Bradford. Along the way Jake discovers that life outside of high school is a completely different ball game, especially when it comes to responsibilities, self-discovery and women.
Cast and Characters
Will Brittain (Billy Autry), Tyler Hoechlin (Glenn McReynolds) and Blake Jenner (Jake Bradford) talk about their experiences on and off cameras during the making of the film.
Brittain portrays Billy Autry also know as Beuter Perkins, an inside joke in the film, that is made whenever the team pokes fun at Billy’s deep southern accent and strange customs.
Hoechlin plays Glenn McReynolds a baseball all-star, with a hot temper and competitive nature, especially when it comes baseball.
Jenner plays Jake, the college freshmen that tries to fit in with the team, while discovering his place in college.
With the dynamics of having a diverse cast, there was still time for harmless pranks, rap battles and a few jokes. Jenner, who plays Jake Bradford, says that a brotherhood was also formed off cameras.
“I think the most important homework that we did was getting to know each other,” Jenner said. “Getting to that sweet spot of like pulling pranks, making fun of each other, free style rapping at the end of a long day.”
Interview With The Cast
Q:While recreating the characters, was it difficult to remain within the era of the film?
Hoechlin: There were specific no’s, you can’t do, you can’t do that. So he [Richard] was kind of our guide for everything. I know I asked my dad about the time, and anything specific that he remembered. Once we got out there he was kind of our guide to all of that.
Brittain: It wasn’t hard, we all did a little research coming into it, and then as we were workshopping, we just stayed in it. It just sorta became second nature, the music we listen to it was that music for that time for two in a half month straight that’s all we listen to, so it was just method acting. We just had fun.
Q:With the intensity that goes into film making, what where some ways that you kept your energy or drive up for performing?
Brittain: Even when we weren’t filming people were on set, always supporting, there wasn’t a bad day, we didn’t have one, I’ve never been in a movie where every day goes well.
Hoechlin: The energy was so good and positive, I’ve never been on a set where it didn’t matter if you were working that day or not, the only difference was maybe you slept in little longer than the other guys, but everybody showed up to set everyday.
It’s no secret that the key to a successful team requires teamwork. After a few weeks of hard work, rehearsals and filming the final product demonstrates the dedication and time that was put into making the “Everybody Want’s Some!!”