Tribeca Film Festival breakout hit “Mark, Mary & Some Other People” shines thanks to lead star Hayley Law’s dedication to the craft of filmmaking. From improvising on set to gushing about working with a “beast” director of photography, Law exclusively reflects on making “Mark, Mary” and shares why she can relate to the script.
Hayley Law is truly a chameleon onscreen, and her latest turn in Mark, Mary & Some Other People proves she is a multitalented gem of a star. Law spoke with The Knockturnal to dish on collaborating with writer-director Hannah Marks and what’s next.
The Knockturnal: Mark, Mary & Some Other People is such a unique concept for a romantic comedy, and even relatable to those who aren’t in polyamorous or open relationships! Where do you see the film going, post-Tribeca Film Festival premiere?
Hayley Law: It’s hard, I don’t know where it’s going to go – to the freakin’ top, hopefully! Especially with indies, it’s so hard to think what’s going to happen with the film. My favorite part of being an actor is the filmmaking process so anything that happens after that is just a bonus to me. It’s been crazy to see it here, and to have other people see it has been wild. I’m so grateful. I’m excited people are enjoying it and relating to it because I feel like it’s incredibly relatable as well. But I felt that way when I first read the script. I loved that there were some hard hitting topics but also it is very funny, and that’s just the perfect combination for me.
The Knockturnal: After speaking with director Hannah Marks, I know improvisation was encouraged on set. What was it like being on your toes as an actor?