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Confess, Fletch Interview: Roy Wood Jr. Is Always Open to Work with Jon Hamm

The well-known comedian had a wonderful time working with the actor on the Confess, Fletch set.

Confess, Fletch is now out, and it seems that its cast had a blast while shooting the movie. While speaking with ComingSoon, Roy Wood Jr. and Ayden Mayeri told their favorite moments from their latest work. Additionally, Wood Jr. revealed that he will always be down to work with Jon Hamm, and more. Confess, Fletch debuted in theatres, on digital, and on-demand on September 16.

“In this delightful comedy romp, Jon Hamm stars as the roguishly charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch, who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection,” reads the synopsis. “The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit — from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch’s Italian girlfriend. Crime, in fact, has never been this disorganized.”

Tudor Leonte: Roy, considering how popular the first Fletch movies are, what was the biggest challenge in acting in the comeback?

Roy Wood Jr.: I’ll be honest. I can’t speak for Ayden, but I feel like I had the easiest job. I have one of the easier characters to portray because when you’re talking about a Fletch reboot, you’re talking about just the character of Fletch. This is based on a book that has never been on TV before, so you have nothing else to compare me to. You can compare Jon Hamm to Chevy Chase, you can compare the tone of the movies to the eighties, but I’m the cop trying to catch the dude. So I’m not based in any other part of the world that’s derivative. That’s the thing that’s very interesting. Is it a reboot? Is it a sequel? Is it a continuation? It’s a little bit of all of those things. I feel like my character was for the most part free and clear of a lot of comparisons theatrically. In the book, he’s a white Irish cop. I don’t know if you’re looking at me. I mean, I could be a little Irish, you never know, but definitely not white. [Laughs]. It’s just an opportunity. When I saw that in the book and then what they cast for the role, I was like, ‘Oh, OK, we doing something for real different here.’

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Ayden it appears on several occasions that Fletch is almost patronizing Griselda, even though he does it with a certain levity. Do you think that he reconsidered his opinion of her by the end of the movie?

Ayden Mayeri: Yeah, I think so. I mean, my whole intention throughout the whole movie is to get taken seriously, and he refuses to take me seriously. I do feel like there’s a bit of a truce at the end, and we come together a little bit. I don’t wanna admit that I like him, but maybe I like him a little better by the end.

Are there any chances that Detective Monroe will be open to collaborating with Fletch on future cases?

Wood Jr.: I am always open to doing movies with Jon Hamm if that’s what you’re asking me. It sounds like you’re asking me if I wanna do another movie with Jon Hamm to which the answer is always yes. I don’t even care if it’s Fletch. We could be catching dinosaurs, could be an action movie. Well, not too much action, I’m outta shape, but yes, absolutely. [Laughs].

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My question was more related to your character. In the story, Detective Monroe didn’t want to collaborate with Fletch at first, but by the end of it, he changed his opinion of the investigative journalist.

Wood Jr.: Yeah, absolutely. I think that Fletch is a character that just grows on you, whether you like him or not. It’s annoying that some of his habits are as annoying as some of his quirks are. He’s not the most hospitable person, but he is genuine. Eventually, that does grow on my character. As a police officer, especially as a homicide detective, my job is to follow the facts and nothing else.

Ayden, do you have a line you will remember? 

Mayeri: I feel like one of the most memorable moments was just get throwing a milkshake all over myself. So that was pretty memorable.

Wood Jr.: Oh, yeah. Milkshake day, I wasn’t there for milkshake day.

Mayeri: It was a lot of milkshake. [Laughs]


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