Katheryn Hahn on taking risks and the future
Best known for her many comic roles, Kathryn Hahn shows her range in the drama, Private Life
PRIVATE LIFE, A FILM ABOUT A COUPLE STRUGGLING TO CONCEIVE. IT’S IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS STUFF, ISN’T IT?
This subject matter is usually kept in the shadows and it’s so painful for so many couples that are not only dealing with infertility, but because people are waiting later and later to start families, especially women. We used to be told to wait, and then you’d realise, ‘Oh, it’s not as easy as I was told.’ So many people struggle in private, it’s so expensive, both emotionally and nancially, and then in this movie, it’s really more about this marriage. It’s existential – the prism of infertility is the way to examine the crisis this couple are going through in their relationship.
THIS NEXT QUESTION IS TOO BIG A GEAR CHANGE…
THANK YOU. PERFECT. THAT HELPED IMMEASURABLY. SAY, WITH STEP BROTHERS AND BAD MOMS, WHERE DO THE FUNNY BONES COME FROM?
I’m just a ham bone! I went to drama school! But, to be fair, I was cast as Polonius or Grandma Jo – the writing was on the wall!
I should have known.
THINGS SEEMED TO BLOW UP WITH STEP BROTHERS…
I don’t feel it! I make my home life and my family life very normal and don’t go to Hollywood crap. I have a dear and very small life, so I can fall into the abyss with my work life, and can take beautiful and creative and juicy risks with my work. I feel like the benefit of the past 10 years is that the work I’ve been able to do has been more creatively exciting.
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
An episode of The Romanoffs, then a series for HBO called Mrs Fletcher, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, which starts shooting in January.
Private Life is on Netflix now.