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Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman on Wearing Huge (and Tiny) Prosthetic Penises

Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman at Sundance to promote The Overnight.

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Check out all Slate’s interviews from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

In Patrick Brice’s The Overnight, a welcome-to-the-neighborhood dinner party quickly turns weird after two married couples—Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling), and Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) and Charlotte (Judith Godrèche)—put their kids to bed.

As the couples learn about each other over the course of the night, their deeply buried issues bubble to the surface, including their struggles with monogamy, sexuality, and gender insecurity. We asked Scott and Schwartzman what it was like to do something most male Hollywood actors don’t get asked to do: full-frontal nudity.


Slate Sessions video edited by Rob Naylor. Interview booked by Raquel Bruno. Executive produced by Ayana Morali.