Exclusive: Regina Hall Talks ‘When The Bough Breaks’ DVD

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Exclusive: Regina Hall Talks ‘When The Bough Breaks’ DVD
Posted by Wilson Morales

December 27, 2016


Debuting on Blu-ray and DVD December 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the perfect date-night thriller, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, starring Morris Chestnut (The Perfect Guy), Regina Hall (Think Like a Man Too), Romany Malco (“Weeds”), Theo Rossi “Luke Cage”) and Jaz Sinclair (Paper Towns).

John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna (Jaz Sinclair), the perfect woman to be their surrogate – but as her pregnancy progresses, so too does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on John. The couple becomes caught up in Anna’s deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it’s too late.

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS was directed by John Cassar (TV’s ’24’) from a screenplay by Jack Olsen. come loaded with bonus content, including deleted and extended scenes and commentary with director Jon Cassar, writer Jack Olsen and Jaz Sinclair*. The releases also include a behind-the-scenes featurette, “The Have’s and the Have Not’s,” where Cassar and costume designer Olivia Miles discuss the process of designing the characters and Chestnut, Hall, Sinclair and Theo Rossi reveal their approaches to bringing their characters to life.

Blackfilm.com recently spoke with Regina Hall on the DVD release.

What’s on the DVD or Blu-ray that didn’t make the theatrical cut?

Regina Hall: I don’t know but I was told that there will be a lot of surprises. I know that we had some great scenes that due to time had to be cut from the film. You can actually see a little more of the relationship by my character and Morris’s and there are more things that Morris had to go through. There’s a couple of great scenes between me and Anna, played by Jasmine. There’s a subtle things brewing and I missed it but the audience is able to put it together. I don’t what they will add on the disc but there are some scenes that are juicy.

How much fun was it shooting the film?

RH: I don’t know if fun is the right word, but it was gratifying when it was all done. I had fun with my cast, which was great. Jaz was great, and I always love working with Morris. That part is always fun.

In working with Jon Cassar, who was transitioning from the TV world, did you noticed anything different from other directors you have worked with?

RH: I think because he was also a cameraman, he was very clear on shots and composition. He was telling the story through the shots and how the camera was positioned and very clear and fast. Coming over from doing ’24’ he knows about working in a certain timeframe. It was great working with Jon because nothing felt overdone or underdone. He had this amazing balance and still keep the actors alive without being fatigue, especially when there are a lot of emotional scenes.

How plausible would it be for a woman who as beautiful as Jaz’s character to live with a couple with a handsome husband?

RH: I don’t think Morris’s character was threatened by her attractiveness. My character and his had a marriage more stable than a woman being pretty, but by the time Jaz’s character comes to live in the guesthouse and that’s very key. She wasn’t living in the primary residence. It was our last embryo and she had been recently beat up by her last boyfriend. I too would not had left her in dangerous circumstances like putting her in her own apartment. Being in the situation that she was already in, insemination and already pregnant, we were doing as best we could for the life of our child. Laura’s insecurities were not as big as the life of the unborn child.

For as long as you known Morris and worked with him on other projects, was it strange to work as a couple in this film?

RH: It’s great to work with someone who you actually know and you don’t have to know. Anytime you do intimate scenes with someone you are not intimate with, it’s not awkward but not normal. You’re in character and it’s still a scene. It’s still in guise of camera guys, director and other people involved with the scene. It’s unfamiliar and when you go into that territory, it’s nice to go in with someone whom you trust.

With a slew films in theaters now, opening around Christmas, as well as other films hitting DVD and streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, what’s a good reason for anyone to see When The Bough Breaks?

RH: If you want to see a good thriller, and I’m not onw to tell people what they should go see, but if you want to see a good thriller and have a good scare, and see interesting things of what women are going through in relationships with having children and the ways they go about it, then this is a good excuse.

What’s next?

RH: I just shot ‘Girl Trip’ with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah. Malcolm Lee directed it. I’m about to shoot a film by Andrew Bujalski.

“After Lust” Trailer

Clip – A Decent Proposal

Clip – Stay Away From Anna

Clip – Rain

Clip – Surprise

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