One is an Italian slur, the other is a pretentious expression.
Ahead of the Confess, Fletch release, ComingSoon spoke with actresses Lorenza Izzo and Annie Mumolo about their work on the movie. Izzo talked about her Italian accent before Mumolo addressed the qualities of the character she portrayed, and more. Confess, Fletch will debut in theatres, on digital and on-demand starting September 16.
“In this delightful comedy romp, Jon Hamm stars 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. Crime, in fact, has never been this disorganized.”
Tudor Leonte: Lorenza, I love your Italian accent because it feels so authentic. What’s your best memory from Rome?
Lorenza Izzo: Oh, everything! Coming from you, it means a lot, I can hear. Rome is my favorite city in the world. I love going there! The first time I went, it was like probably five years ago, I was a grown adult. The first time I went, so I was mind blown. I love history, I’ve always been fascinated by Roman history. I cry every time I go there, Piazza del Popolo is like my favorite, Piazza Navona. We got to shoot in front of the Coliseum. Anytime I get to dive or delve into an Italian character, it’s always a very happy endeavor.
Annie, Eve is a pretty peculiar character considering how she lives. Would you be so kind to tell us what’s her best quality and what it is that you love about her?
Annie Mumolo: What I love about Eve is her free spirit, her freedom. She doesn’t really care what people around her think, part of that might be the… marijuana. She’s kind of stoned. Yeah, but I just loved the free spirit that she is. That’s very fun to play because, when you’re doing that, you also sort of feel that way. That was my favorite thing about her.
Lorenza, considering how popular the first Fletch movies are, what was the biggest challenge in acting the Fletch reboot?
Izzo: Interestingly enough, I wasn’t worried about that. I think because the producers and John, who’s also the producer of this movie and Greg Mottola director, the whole point was that it should be based on Gregory Mcdonald’s second book, that’s called Confess, Fletch. For me, it was more about diving into the universe of the novels and the nerve was more so serving the last movie, it was serving the story. I think that was quite freeing. I still had the nerves of like, just jumping into a whole that could be a big series, but it was more about building this new take on Fletch and building this world around our new Fletch and having fun with it and making it grounded and real in all the crazy and over the top situations that he finds himself in.
Annie, a big part of the story involves the media. Now, how important is the role media play in suspect murder cases like the one we saw involving Fletch?
Mumolo: It seems incredibly influential in swaying public opinion. I’ve watched certain trials, I’ve been glued to certain trials. I suppose the media has an incredible amount of power over public opinion over. It can be unfair, but also…
Izzo: It can solve a case really quickly as well.
This one is for both of you. Do you have a line you’ll remember?
Izzo: Oh my God. So yeah, but I can’t say it here. It’s an Italian line.
Izzo: Vaffanculo! [Laughs] Oh, it was my favorite. I could tell it for so many times. Also, one of my favorites is how Marcia Gay Harden says, ‘Flash, Flash.’
Mumolo: Gosh, yeah she’s so funny. I think Lucy Punch is so good in everything she does.
Izzo: Remember what she said?
Mumolo: There was a word that she said, and Fletch asked her what it meant and then she didn’t know what it meant.
Mumolo: Bespoke. She said bespoke. [Laughs]. Oh my God.