You can poke fun at Judd Apatow all you want for continuing to cast his daughters in his movies-- he's still not gonna stop. In fact, he's considering making it a full trilogy of films in which Iris and Maude play the same characters, who started out as cherubic kids in Knocked Up and started going through some adolescent and pre-adolescent angst in This is 40. With the release of This is 40 just now happening in the UK, Apatow has started talking about what might be next-- and his daughters are definitely at the front of his mind.
"I think it's fun to see people grow up," Apatow said in a Getty interview (via Hey U Guys). He name-checked Truffaut, which might be considered pretentious, but is in fact a pretty good model for following a single character across various stages of life thanks to his four films about Antoine Doinel. But before you think Apatow has gotten all high-minded, he's also well aware of what might be his real motivations:
Apatow has given himself a pretty big cushion for making the college-set movie, since his daughter is still just 14. That's probably the point, given how many other projects Apatow is involved with as a producer. Will we ever actually see the completion of the unofficial Knocked Up trilogy? Who knows. Will Apatow ever stop putting his kids in movies one way or another? Absolutely not.
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