New comedy The Estate follows a group of cousins who all want the same thing: their dying aunt’s fortune.
The aunt in question is played by veteran star Kathleen Turner. Her nieces and nephews come out of the woodwork when they hear that she is not long in this world.
They are looking for what leaves them behind. Actor David Duchovny knows that many parts of this film are just plain wrong – but in the best, most entertaining way.
“It’s comedy, you know? Comedy is breaking the rules of society. And here we’re doing it on a low level,” Duchovny said. “It’s kind of liberating and fun.”
The cast loved working with Turner.
“Absolutely. She’s a living legend. And she really is an incredible human being,” said Toni Collette. “She’s so honest and open. I love their honesty and their openness, really just to tell the truth.”
“She loves it. she loves it so much And she appreciates good work and good scenes, and she doesn’t suffer fools when things aren’t going well,” said Rosemarie DeWitt.
The stars had fun with their characters.
Duchovny says the expensive tracksuits he wore to play a creepy cousin were perfect.
“It was the only time in my career, I have to say, that the clothes really defined the man where as soon as I put the clothes on I was like, ‘I have this guy.'”
“I love playing a cheeky, evil character. I do,” said Anna Faris. “I mean, it feels like it’s always a rare treat.”
“The Estate” is rated “R”. It’s in theaters now.