Netflix movie ‘All Together Now’ is out now. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Rhenzy Feliz about vibing with Auli’i Cravalho, studying how you can play piano for the film, and extra.
All Together Now is a narrative of discovering hope, even within the darkest of instances. Rhenzy Feliz stars as Ty within the Netflix movie, alongside Auli’i Cravalho’s Amber. Ty and Amber have a really shut friendship, and Ty by no means hesitates to try to assist Amber when she wants it. The movie options some nice musical moments, together with a stunning track carried out by Auli’i and Rhenzy.
MeSlop talked EXCLUSIVELY with Rhenzy concerning the “draw” of All Together Now. He mentioned Ty and Amber’s “attention-grabbing” dynamic and didn’t draw back from the truth that Ty is in love with Amber. Rhenzy additionally opened up about studying to play piano for the film and the way he obtained a front-row seat to Auli’i’s “world-class” singing.
What drew you to this undertaking and the character of Ty?
Rhenzy Feliz: I believe a variety of it has to do with the truth that Brett Haley was directing it. The form of movies that he makes, they’re actually grounded and have a variety of hope. Netflix making it as effectively was an enormous draw. They make some actually, actually lovely issues. Getting to speak to him and see his ardour for the undertaking and creating the kind of imaginative and prescient that he had in thoughts actually obtained me on board. I really like the story as effectively. It’s a gorgeous story about folks, particularly Amber, and the way arduous it’s to just accept assist and the way life isn’t essentially simple for anybody, particularly for her on this story, however you need to be taught or no less than attempt to lean on folks. It’s a gorgeous factor to look at.
This film is definitely primarily based on Matthew Fast’s ebook, Sorta Like A Rock Star. Had you learn his ebook?
Rhenzy Feliz: I had requested Brett proper after I obtained solid if I ought to learn the ebook simply to kind of get some higher perception into my character. He informed me that within the ebook, Ty didn’t actually have a major half in any respect. He mentioned it wouldn’t assist you with something concerning the character and don’t fear about it on this one. However he did say if I needed to I might go forward, however that it wouldn’t essentially assist me from a personality standpoint. I kind of let that be. However I believe there was a quote from the ebook somebody informed me about that mentioned, “Amber describes Ty because the Michelangelo of individuals. That, to me, confirmed me what this man was deep down. He’s identical to this wonderful, nice human being.
Ty and Amber are clearly actually good pals within the film. What’s their dynamic like?
Rhenzy Feliz: It’s attention-grabbing. It even begins on an attention-grabbing word. I believe with a variety of tales they begin with the assembly, they’re going by it, there’s some hardship within the center, after which they get collectively on the finish. This one kind of follows its personal story as a result of it’s not likely about their relationship. It’s extra about Amber and the tough time she’s going by, Ty being there for her simply as a buddy. To start with, I believe he’s in love with this lady, and never even essentially that method. Sure, in a relationship method, however I believe Ty loves her a lot as a human being that he’s keen to do something to assist her. It’s a really attention-grabbing dynamic that they’ve as a result of it’s extra than simply “I discover her actually cute I wish to make my girlfriend” and vice versa. It’s extra right down to the core of who these persons are, they usually have a variety of love for one another.
You play the piano within the film. What’s your background with music?
Rhenzy Feliz: They requested me if I might play guitar, so I despatched in a video of me taking part in guitar. I can play a bit of bit. Ever since A Star Is Born got here out, I began studying how you can play guitar as a result of I fell in love with Bradley Cooper within the film. I wanted to be as near this man as I could be, and I began taking part in guitar myself. I despatched in a bit of video, however then they ended up altering the script to me taking part in the piano. They despatched over somebody to show me. I ended up studying the track and attending to play it on the day. All of it form of labored out. It was an extended course of to get to be taught that track, a variety of ripping my hair out. However by perhaps every week earlier than we shot it, I ended up having the ability to play it flawlessly. That was my aim.
What was it like working with Auli’i, particularly on that one track?
Rhenzy Feliz: I used to be very fortunate. Auli’i and I had been there for the whole lot of the film. It was a couple of month and a half, virtually two months. We had been staying in the identical place, so after work, we’d all the time hang around. I’d play guitar, and he or she would sing. Simply hanging out I obtained to listen to her sing for hours and hours each single day. It was my mediocre guitar taking part in along with her world-class singing. It was an odd pairing, however I wasn’t complaining in any respect. It was very nice attending to work along with her as a result of we each knew this was our first live-action film. She had accomplished Moana, however she’s by no means accomplished a live-action film. It was a extremely cool expertise to get to work on this factor collectively. We grew to become actually shut, particularly as a result of we had been the one ones out on a regular basis. I believe it actually helped us on set to be comfy with one another.
Comedy greats Carol Burnett and Fred Armisen are on this as effectively. What was it wish to go toe-to-toe with them?
Rhenzy Feliz: That was wonderful. It was a lot enjoyable. There was one scene when he comes into the drama class at first of the film. We’re simply taking a look at his shirt and stuff, and each single take he’d do one thing completely different. We simply obtained to mess around with him, which I can’t even clarify how wonderful that was. I cherished each second of it.