Host Max Tucci catches up with Missi Pyle at the Indie Lounge Sundance Film Festival talking Director’s Cut, career, and family.
Director’s Cut is an upcoming crowdfunded dark comedy/horror film directed by Adam Rifkin, and starring Penn Jillette and Missi Pyle. Principal photography took place in September, 2014 and lasted four weeks. The movie was successfully completed and is scheduled to open the Slamdance Film Festival
About Director’s Cut:
Herbert Blount aspires to replace the real director of a movie and make it his own by capturing the lead actress and inflicting much horror upon her in his version.
About Missi Pyle:
Missi Pyle was born on November 16, 1972 as Andrea Kay Pyle in Houston, Texas and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 1995. Since then, Pyle has had a significant career in many films and television series. She has also established in parallel a singing career as a member of the band Smith & Pyle with actress Shawnee Smith.
Pyle has started an acting career playing a minor role in comedy film As Good as It Gets (1997) starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. Her following notable roles were in science fiction parody film Galaxy Quest (1999), Home Alone 4 (2002) where she played her first role as a villain, Tim Burton films Big Fish (2003) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) starring Johnny Depp and Christopher Lee, Just My Luck (2006) starring Lindsay Lohan, and Soccer Mom (2008) where she had a double role. Pyle has also played guest roles in many television series such as Mad About You (1992) also starring Helen Hunt, Frasier (1993), Friends (1994) in the episode “The One with Ross’s Teeth”, Ally McBeal (1997), three episodes of Two and a Half Men (2003), three episodes of Boston Legal (2004), Grey’s Anatomy (2005), two episodes Heroes (2006) and two episodes of The Mentalist (2008). Pyle is also an occasional voice actress, and has voiced characters in one episode of series Family Guy (1999) and two episodes of American Dad! (2005).