Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, and Jermaine Harris star in the upcoming Amazon Studios film ‘The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things’.
Kathryn and Kyle star as Margaret and Mark – two teens who are stuck in a ‘Groundhog Day’ scenario, reliving the same day over and over. The stars of the new movie sat down with The Knockturnal to discuss what they would do if they got trapped in the film.
“I would choose Kathryn Newton,” Kyle said when asked who he’d choose to be stuck with. “We just have a lot of experience in that scenario.”
“We make a good team!” Kathryn said. “I’d pick you too…and also my dog Jack.”
Kyle said he’d love to be stuck in a snow day during his time at boarding school.
“Instead of being trapped away from school we’d be trapped in school and the teachers couldn’t come to us,” he said. “So we got to run the school and got to do whatever we wanted with no observation because no one could get to us. We’d take the projector out of the science lab and project it on the ballet studio walls and play video games.”
Jermaine Harris, who plays Mark’s best friend Henry, said he’d want to be stuck in a perpetual loop with his girlfriend on Christmas Day.
“I used to pray on this! I used to pray, ‘Please God, if I wake up tomorrow and the tree is still here and everything is rewrapped I won’t complain about it. I’ll just act surprised again’,” Jermaine said. “I listen to Christmas music all year. I watch Christmas movies throughout the year. I love Christmas even more than my birthday.”
‘The Map of Tiny Perfect Things’ is funny, with some drama and romance and Kathryn spoke about some of the themes and lessons.
“I think the movie’s message is you have to let go of your past, whether it’s good or bad, to really start living your life for the future,'” she said. “Margaret has something really hard she’s going through and she doesn’t want to let go and Mark really shows her you can have hope.”
Kyle said, “It really keeps you grounded in the present moment. And I think that’s really important to reinforce and it brings it back to the people around you. It’s not all about you. It’s about the people supporting you.”
‘The Map of Tiny Perfect Things’ premiered Friday, February 12 on Amazon Prime.