While Goldie Hawn hasn't made a movie since 2002's The Banger Sisters, she knows a thing or two about comedy. From Overboard to Private Benjamin, the actress has made thousands of movie-lovers laugh for decades, and will soon bring her particular brand to the '10s with Jonathan Levine's Snatched. It's a surprising return to the big screen, but it was a move partially motivated by the fact that Hawn sees in the film what makes a lot of classic comedies great: legitimate depth of story.
Late last month I sat down with Snatched stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in Las Vegas at CinemaCon -- the annual convention for movie theater owners -- and had a long discussion about their upcoming collaboration. Recognizing Hawn's veteran status in the comedy game, I took the opportunity to ask how comedy has changed in the time she's been in the industry -- and she explained how she feels as though the jokes to story ratio has been tweaked in the last few decades. Said the actress,
It's certainly a noteworthy point -- and one that other creatives have levied in recent years. Hell, it was at the center of a multi-episode arc of South Park used to take down the mindless comedy of Family Guy.
As Goldie Hawn continued, however, she noted that she doesn't feel Snatched is that way, and instead offers up something more than just cheap laughs to affect audiences. Illustrating a connection between the new movie and Amy Schumer's last starring vehicle, Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, she explained that watching the fully adventure film with have a certain depth that will actually stick with audiences:
You can watch Goldie Hawn talk about the way comedy has changed over the years in the video below:
Snatched, which stars Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer as a mother and daughter who get kidnapped while on a South American vacation, is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 12th. Be sure to stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for more about the film!