The notion of shrinking yourself down to miniature size to increase the quality of your life is a fantastical notion that director Alexander Payne tackles with Downsizing. Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig are the couple who are considering joining this liliputian universe.
“I have been a huge fan of Matt for a very long time,” said Wiig. “We have always met many times. We have mutual friends. I’ve just always wanted to work with him and I’ve heard he’s such a nice guy. That’s everything when you’re on set. He was amazing and he’s so funny. We joked around a lot and he’s great.”
As with most of Payne’s works, Downsizing is a pointed satire at our daily existence, and Wiig explains how the environment is a central theme to the narrative. Take a listen to Wiig’s comments below:
Downsizing, which features a Golden Globe nominated performance from Hong Chau, opens nationwide December 22.