The happiest season: Mary Holland and Clea DuVall on Hulu Vacation Romcom

& # 39; Happiest Season & # 39; is now available on Hulu!

If you've seen our interview with Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, as well as the one with Alison Brie and Mary Steenburgen, you already know that I adore Hulu's happiest season. But we still have to cover one of my favorite components of the film, Mary Holland's character Jane.


Stewart and Davis perform as Abby and Harper. Although Harper is still not there for her family, she decides to ask Abby to come home with her for the vacation to meet her parents and sisters. The thing is, however, they have to keep their relationship a secret. While Harper and her older sister Sloane (Brie) constantly struggle to be number 1 in their parents' eyes – while fulfilling the high expectations mom and dad (Steenburgen and Victor Garber) have of them – her younger sister is Jane might be content with the things she loves, regardless of what someone thinks. Jane's heartfelt enthusiasm is contagious and Holland is an absolute pleasure to watch in the role.

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After Holland wrote the script for the happiest season with director Clea DuVall, it went into production with a firm grasp of what sets Jane apart from the rest of the cast, but there was more to discover about the character than she was from any of them They were surrounded by their favorite things in the world, their families. Holland put it this way:

“Jane really just came to life in me in a way that was so fun. When we wrote Jane we knew we wanted her to be this joyful character and this person who really has such a deep self-acceptance. But as Jane on set, I was just so excited that everyone was in the room and with everyone, and that resulted in that kind of bouncing energy that was physically cool to discover on set in this dynamic. "

If you'd like to hear more from Holland about her first experience as a screenwriter and from DuVall about the directors who most influenced their craft behind the lens, please read the full conversation at the top of this article!


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Clea DuVall and Mary Holland

  • DuVall sheds light on the acting projects that influenced her craft as a director.

  • The happiest season marks Mary Holland's first script. What surprised you most about the scriptwriting process?

  • Although Holland worked on the script, it still discovers more about Jane on the set.

  • DuVall on adapting to work with child actors.


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Perri Nemiroff has been part of the Collider team since 2012. She is the co-host of Collider FYC, The Witching Hour, and host of the Collider Ladies Night interview series. Perri is a proud graduate of Columbia University's Film MFA program and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Perri divides her time between Los Angeles and New York, but devotes every waking hour to her cat, Deputy Dewey.

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