The Tender Bar is the newest film in Amazon Studios‘ ever-growing library of original films. It is a tender and warm coming-of-age tale, based on the acclaimed autobiographical book by J.R. Moehringer. The Illuminerdi had the opportunity to be a part of The Tender Bar’s Virtual press conference, in which the cast described what it was like working on this project.
The Tender Bar Cast Shares What it Was Like to Work on the Film
Here is what Ben Aflleck had to say abouth his cast members:
“It was an tremendous experience just as an actor to be in, you know its an collaborative medium, you can just be as good as the material, the director and the other actors in it so it was profoundly lucky for me it was one of those cases where it was hard for me to understand. I read the script and thought that nobody’s passed on this, so it must be the first person and I can’t quite believe it, then the cast got assembled and I worked with this guy [Daniel Ranieri] and he was so faboulous.
I knew George and Grant well and I really like them and love working with them. […] Then you show up and to work with Lily [Rabe] you know if your lost or confused and you wonder what to do next on the scene, she is sort of the liferaft […] And yeah working with Chris[topher Lloyd], you know when Back to the Future came out, I mean that just settles the debate about the Best Picture ever made.[…] Ending with George [Clloney] […] he just created this warm, welcoming atmosphere, where you felt like you could succeed […].”
Here is what newcomer Daniel ranieri had to say about his first acting job:
” To be honest it was easier, than I thought it would be. The first scene I was kind of nervous, but after it I said “Oh wait that is easy, no reason to be nervous.”, so the rest of the scenes I wasn’t nervous, we just had a good time and I loved the experience, it was so good and when my mom told me that I got the job, I was so happy, I was running all around the house[…].”
Here is what Briana Middleton has to say about her first feature film:
“Everything was exciting. I loved the script, after getting the part, I read the book and I loved it. Getting to be a part of this cast was really exciting and bringing this particular character to life in the body tha I am in, as a black woman, was really exciting. The most important thing that George [Clooney] told me, that i already bring onto other projects is to trust myself[…].”
About The Tender Bar
The Tender Bar tells the story of J.R. (Tye Sheridan), a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie (Ben Affleck), is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother (Lily Rabe) struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her — and leave the dilapidated home of her outrageous if begrudgingly supportive father (Christopher Lloyd) — J.R. begins to gamely, if not always gracefully, pursue his romantic and professional dreams — with one foot persistently placed in Uncle Charlie’s bar. The Tender Bar is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by J.R. Moehringer. [Amazon Prime Video]
The Tender Bar is written by William Monahan and directed by George Clooney. It stars Tyler Sheridan, Lily Rabe, Ben Affleck, Briana Middleton, Christopher Lloyd, Max Martini and introducing Daniel Ranieri.
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