‘You Hurt My Feelings’ Interview: Arian Moayed Talks New Comedy With Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Tobias Menzies

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!

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.