CS Video: Happiest Season Interview With Clea DuVall & Mary Holland!
Ahead of the heartwarming gay holiday rom-com’s debut on Hulu, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Happiest Season co-writer/director Clea DuVall (Veep) and co-writer/star Mary Holland (Mapleworth Murders) to discuss their work bringing the film to life. Our interview can be viewed in the player below!
Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family’s annual Christmas dinner — until you realize that they don’t even know she’s gay — is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. The film is a holiday romantic comedy that hilariously captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.
Happiest Season features an ensemble cast led by Stewart that also includes Mackenzie Davis (Irresistible), Mary Steenburgen (Zooey’s Extraordinary Playlist), Alison Brie (The Rental, GLOW), Victor Garber (Legends of Tomorrow), Aubrey Plaza (Black Bear), and Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek).
The story is written by Clea DuVall and Mary Holland (Animals.) and directed by DuVall in her second directorial effort after the 2016 dramedy The Intervention, in which she also wrote, co-produced and starred in.
The project is produced by Marty Bowen (The Hate U Give), Isaac Klausner (Love, Simon) Jaclyn Huntling (The Maze Runner) for Temple Hill, with Hannah Minghella (The Talented Mr. Ripley) and Shary Shirazi (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) having overseen the project for TriStar Pictures.
Happiest Season is now available to stream on Hulu!