Video interview – Eugenio Derbez on remaking OVERBOARD, working with Anna Faris and more

Video interview – Eugenio Derbez on remaking OVERBOARD, working with Anna Faris and more

The original comedy OVERBOARD was a success when it hit theaters in 1987, and became a fan-favorite film thanks to its frequent showings on cable TV shortly after. In this day of remakes, sequels and reboots, we’re getting a new version of the 80s comedy starring Eugenio Derbez (HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER) and Anna Faris (MOM) as the two leads. But this version does a gender swap on the original story – in the 1987 version, Goldie Hawn played a rich woman who gets amnesia, and Kurt Russell played a poor man who used the to convince her they were a couple… needless to say, you probably couldn’t get away with that in today’s political climate, so this time the man gets amnesia and the woman convinces him they’re married. The end result is surprisingly funny and charming, and in many ways a more cohesive and entertaining movie than the original. I had a chance to sit down once again with Eugenio Derbez, who is huge in Mexico but quickly becoming a familiar face here. We discussed his work on the film, working with Anna, and what lies ahead in this fun and laid back interview. Check it out below. I also want to thank Paul Salfen for shooting this in the pinch, and Eugenio for being so kind to my mother, who joined me on the day of the interview… I should also mention, she LOVED the new movie.

OVERBOARD opens May 4, 2018

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.