Ever since “Teeth” hit Sundance back in 2007, actress Jess Weixler has been in the spotlight while also flying under the radar, choosing smaller, independent projects, letting her sink her teeth, no pun intended, into meatier roles and get the opportunity to work in the most appealing environments. Well, the abandoned mental hospital she shot “The Normals” is wasn’t particularly appealing, but after a major redesign courtesy of a top-notch art department, it was all beagles, mind games and a ton of mints.
Weixler stars as Gretchen, the sole female in a group of people opting to spend a couple of weeks at a drug testing facility to earn some quick cash – well, in addition to other activities. Gretchen follows the rules, taking her pills, giving blood and eating her meals as required, but in her free time, she enjoys taking advantage of being the only lady on team green, much to Billy’s (Bryan Greenberg) dismay.
“The Normals” already wrapped its run at the Cinema Village in New York City, but you can pop this little gem of a comedy whenever you’d like courtesy of iTunes, Amazon, Movies On Demand and more. In honor of the VOD release, I had the opportunity to chat with Weixler herself about life as a drug test subject, her hopes to make her directorial debut, our hair woes and more. Check it all out in the interview below.
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