The War with Grandpa Press Junket - Screen Legends Jane Seymour and Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin and Jane Seymour along with Robert DeNiro and Christopher Walken in The War with Grandpa - Image from 101 Studios

When I sat down to watch the trailer for The War with Grandpa, I was immediately blown away with the cast list.  The star power in the "old school" generation in this movie is beyond belief - Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour, and Cheech Marin.  I have quite literally been watching these incredibly talented actors my entire life and was thrilled to have the chance to talk with Cheech Marin and Jane Seymour about the movie and working with each other.

In fact, it was partly the opportunity to all work together that drew these actors to the film.  Jane Seymour quipped during the interview that what made her interested in the project was "the chance to be the love interest of Robert DeNiro."  Later, Seymour continued talking about the fun she had on set when asked about working on a sequel in the future that she would be interested in hearing more about.

As you watch the movie, it's clear that there were a lot of laughs and a lot of hard work that went into making the film.  One of the funniest scenes is a dodgeball game and, of course, we had to jump at the chance of asking them what it was like filming that particular sequence.  Seymour shared that while some stunt doubles were used, it was mostly her participating in the fun.  Marin then jumped in to say he was the stunt double for Seymour - haha!  Probably not to anyone's surprise, Marin also shared that ad libbing was popular on set, as it is in so many comedies, to keep each take fresh.

At the end of the day, both Marin and Seymour can't wait for families to see this movie.  Like many others, Seymour shared that she "can't wait to watch it with [her] grandchildren" and Marin shared that "hopefully it will bring families together."  Check out the full interview below!

The War with Grandpa Press Interview - Jane Seymour and Cheech Marin 

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About The War with Grandpa (From 101 Studios)

Sixth-grader Peter (Oakes Fegley) is pretty much your average kid - he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans.  But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves in with Peter's family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom.  Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won't go without a fight.  Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences.

Based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith, The War with Grandpa is a hilarious family comedy featuring an all-star supporting cast:  Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, Laura Marano, and Jane Seymour.

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