In-Depth Interview With Marlon Wayans Censorship, Comedy, The Business
The Nerdist Writer’s Panel podcast spent an entire episode interviewing Marlon Wayans, co-writer and actor in the film A Haunted House. He says the film is not a parody since it tells a complete story, and prefers to have it called a “horror-comedy” with some parody moments. It simply gives a Black person’s perspective on a supernatural experience. At the start of the interview, Wayans says they made the movie for less than $2 million. So far it has been a success having grossed $31 million at the box office. But he admits it was a struggle to get distributors for the film, even for someone with his track record in Hollywood.
Wayans opens up about life behind the scenes in this interview. He talks about performing sketches at a young age with his brother, learning how to create story structure, and balancing comedy with self-censorship.
Follow the link below to listen to the interview. It’s nearly an hour long and is audio only, so you may want to put it on in the background while you do other things.