Opening in theaters on June 28th is the new buddy cop comedy The Heat from director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids). The film stars Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and Oscar-nominee Melissa McCarthy (Identity Thief), as well as Oscar-nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Marlon Wayans (A Haunted House), Michael Rapaport (Beats, Rhymes & LIfe: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest), Jane Curtin (I Love You, Man), Thomas F. Wilson (Back to the Future), and YouTube sensation Spoken Reasons.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to speak via Skype with Spoken Reasons about his work on The Heat. The YouTube star turned actor discussed his new movie, making the leap from YouTube to the big screen, acting opposite movie stars like Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, improvising with McCarthy, shooting in Boston, being a fan of the Miami Heat, and his all-time favorite buddy cop movies.
NOTE: This interview took place the morning after Game 5 of the 2013 NBA Championship Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs.
To watch our exclusive interview with Spoken Reasons about The Heat, please click on the video player above.
Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) is paired with testy Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. The hitch: neither woman has ever had a partner -- or a friend for that matter.
The Heat opens in theaters on June 28th.
To read our exclusive interview from the Sonoma International Film Festival with Demian Bichir about The Heat, please click here.