In his new movie, You Hurt My Feelings, Arian Moayed is a bad actor. Mind you, he’s playing one. One-fourth of two couples telling each other little white lies to get by, his Mark is struggling to believe in his talent and thinking about quitting the New York Acting scene altogether. His wife, Sarah (Michaela Watkins), also struggles with his ability, something she is all too willing to discuss with her sister, Beth (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who discovers her own husband has been lying to her about her writing.
The question at the heart of Nicole Holofcener’s direction and script is how honest do we need to be with one another and can we truly live without liking the truth? I sat down with Moayed to discuss his own feelings on the subject and how his recent success in Succession, The MCU, and Inventing Anna is going.
Check out my interview with Arian Moayed below, and my review of You Hurt My Feelings here. The film is in theaters now!