The Sleepover is Netflix’s latest action-packed, family comedy to hit its roster. Picture a modern-day Spy-Kids adventure with a twist.
Margot, played by Malin Åkerman, is a stay-at-home mom with a hidden past. Little does her family know, she’s a high-profile thief under the Witness Protection Program. Starring, Joe Manganiello, as her ex-lover, the plot thickens as Margot is forced to return to her old ways. Now it’s up to her kids, to put the clues together and save their parents.
The Knockturnal spoke with Malin Akerman, Ken Marino, Karla Souza, Enuka Okuma, Cree Cicchino, Sadie Stanley, Maxwell Simkins and Lucas Jaye about their involvement with the film and what they’ve done as actors during the global pandemic. While a formal premiere didn’t take place, streaming is more rampant than ever. Enuka Okuma discusses the new normal as actors while quarantining.
“It’s definitely been a new normal to adjust to for sure. Lessons in self-discipline, in generating work, in keeping up your energy for sure. I’ve been challenged on all of those levels but I’d like to think I’ve risen to the occasion on all of those levels,” Okuma said.
For Malin Akerman, these times have had their fair share of ups and downs, but, “there’s always a silver lining, I have never been able to spend this much time at home with my family which I’ve really been appreciating.”
Reminiscing on simpler times, Sadie Stanley and Maxwell Simkins laugh as they remember one of their favorite scenes they shot pre-pandemic. Both Stanley and Simkins describe having to eat too many avocado and banana bread cupcakes. “That was so good. People have been asking if it was just dyed icing but no it was real avocado. It might sound disgusting, but it was so good,” said Simkins.
While going to the theatre isn’t an option during these unprecedented times, streaming is the ‘go-to’ more now than ever. Grab your homemade popcorn and watch the comedic adventure The Sleepover with the whole family on Netflix starting August 21st.