Home Sweet Home Alone – Mom I missed my plane, Archie Yates: “Max is a very different character from Kevin"

Archie Yates and the cast of Home Sweet Home Alone shared the experience on the set of the reboot of Mamma, I missed the plane available on Disney + from November 12th.

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Home Sweet Home Alone – Mom I Missed the Plane: Archie Yates in an “action” scene

Snow, Christmas carols, decorations. There is a Christmas atmosphere in Mamma, I missed the plane as well as in its reboot available from 12 November for Disney+ Day and ready to rack up views and audiences between now and the holiday season. It was precisely from the atmosphere of the most loved party that the presentation conference of Home Sweet Home Alone – Mom, I missed the plane, from the ritual question of the period, that relating to Christmas decorations and get into the atmosphere. “I started watching Christmas movies” said Ally Maki, who in the new film plays Mei, wife of the brother of one of the two thieves, “and for me this is part of the preparation for the party”, including Mom, I flew back the plane: I got lost in New York, demonstrating how this franchise is part of the public’s Christmas habits.

The spirit of Kevin McAllister

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Home Sweet Home Alone – Mom I Missed the Plane: Archie Yates during a scene

There is not only the Christmas atmosphere to hover over the film, but also, inevitably, the spirit of Kevin McAllister, the young protagonist of the original film. “I was very inspired by the first film” in fact the young man explained Archie Yates, “It’s a film that I watch religiously every Christmas and so it was easy to get in tune. But it must be said that Max Mercer is a very different character from Kevin, so it was necessary to draw on the original, but also to be different, because that’s what it’s all about. : same universe, different story. “ A different story with some situations that can be superimposed on the original, such as that of seeing the son left at home by the mother, as revealed by Aisling Bea, who plays Mrs. Mercer. “That moment at the door is incredibly emotional”.

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Physical commitment

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Home Sweet Home Alone – Mom I missed the plane: a sequence

But a movie like Mama, I Missed the Plane, with its physical humor and the story portion of breaking into the house, also requires a certain amount of physical effort. “We started stunt training long before shooting, thankfully.” Rob Delaney said “because we were required to interpret many of the situations in the first person. At the same time we also did the stunts, so that we had good material to edit in case we didn’t do a good job.” A desire to have them on stage throughout the film that surprised the cast and that Delaney himself defined “scary, educational and a lot of fun!”

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Home Sweet Home Alone – Mom I Missed the Plane: Archie Yates in a sequence

“Fun and challenging” are the adjectives that Ellie Kemper also used, who added that the real challenge was not laughing during the filming of Home Sweet Home Alone – Mom, I missed the plane“especially when Rob had that huge bump on his head!” In fact, it is no small thing that Max sets up to keep Jeff and Pam out of his home. “It’s called torture” Rob Delaney told us, “what he does to us is prohibited by the Geneva Convention!” A torture necessary for the film’s economy, however, as pointed out by Ellie Kemper: “We wanted there to be real danger in what we were doing. Real danger is part of the story and it was important to us.”

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Relive a cult

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Home Sweet Home Alone – Mom I Missed the Plane: A scene from the movie

In fact, there is talk of traps and it was Ally Maki who gave a voice to all of us spectators of the Mamma, I lost the original plane: “I remember Kevin setting traps and I think we all wanted a house full of traps as children. I remember I had a Talkgirl, the pink version of the Talkboy, and I spent my days talking and recording, I loved gadgets and all that stuff.” In the film, however, there is a different balance in the management of good and evil, as Aisling Bea explained: “In the first films it was very clear who was the good and which the bad, but now you can understand the criminals, their emotional journey and perhaps there is more evil in the young Max”, but Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney also linked to this concept, explaining how for them it was “Max the villain of the story”.

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Home Sweet Home Alone – Mom I Missed the Plane: A sequence from the film

To act as the glue between the original and this reboot, however, there is a well-known face in the cast, Devin Ratray in the role of Buzz, Kevin’s older brother who here makes a precious cameo. “I was nervous that day on set” Archie Yates told us, “, because it felt like I had to work with a deity, but acting with him was weird and beautiful.”

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