Ann-Margret, Gil Cates Jr. and Ari Graynor on "Lucky", Their Romantic Dark Comedy
Dallas Star Award Recipient Ann-Margret also tells the secret to a successful marriage
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YouPlusDallas host Hilary Kennedy sits down with legendary actress Ann-Margret, Director Gil Cates Jr. and actress Ari Graynorï»¿ at the Dallas International Film Festival to talk about their new film Lucky. Even before its official July release, critics are already acclaiming Lucky as one of the most original films to grace the screen in quite awhile. In response, Mr. Cates bestows ample credit to the script written by Saturday Night Live's Kent Sublette, as does Ann-Margret.
The focus of the interview shifts to Ari Graynor as she conveys her excitement for the comedic and beautfiul character she brings to life in Lucky. We get a sneak peek of both her (in a snowsuit no less) as well as Ann-Margret portraying the unique dynamics of a mother, a love interest and a wannabe serial killer. According to Ari this is one of the lighter scenes in the film. Ann-Margret shakes her head saying, "Dark, dark comedy - reeeally dark."
Of course, this interview would not be complete without focusing on Ann-Margret's status as a legend and icon of film, one of Hollywood's greats and a recipient of the Dallas Star Award at this year's Dallas Internnational Film Festival. Ann-Margret is famous for films such as Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy, and Grumpy Old Men. Just as remarkable, Ann-Margret will be celebrating her 44th wedding anniversary in May with the very lucky Mr. Roger Smith. Her secret to a successful and lasting marriage? Both parties have to be fully committed. There is no leaning back unless it's to bend over backwards for your spouse.
We cannot thank Gil Cates Jr. Ann-Margret and Ari Graynor enough for their time and the opportunity to hear about their new film, Lucky, opening this July.ï»¿