New behind-the-scenes clips released for “What If”
We posted about the Blu-ray and DVD release of What If last month, and now it seems as though we are getting even more chances to fall in love with Daniel Radcliffe’s new romantic comedy! Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released two new behind-the-scenes clips that let us learn more about true love and connections in bustling modern-day Toronto. The clips, “Dalia” and “Toronto,” feature the cast and crew of the film discussing their experiences filming the movie and are among many special features available on the Blu-ray version of the film. The Blu-ray will be released on Tuesday, November 25 along with DVD and Digital HD copies.
What If follows the story of Wallace (Radcliffe), a medical school dropout who has not been having the best luck with relationships as of recent. Even his best friend Allan (Adam Driver) finds the love of his life (Mackenzie Davis), so Wallace, discouraged, decides to take a break from dating. He then meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) who works as an animator in Toronto and lives with Ben (Rafe Spall), her longtime boyfriend. Chantry and Wallace instantly become great friends, even though there is clear chemistry between the two. The pair begin to wonder if it’s possible for the love of your life to also be your best friend.
The first new clip, “Dalia,” has Zoe Kazan, the lead actress, explaining why she connected so much with her character. She believes Chantry’s black-and-white view of the world is what leads to her being so likeable. Kazan goes on to say that Chantry is more of a giver than a taker and is proud of her honesty.
Megan Park, the actress who plays Chantry’s sister, Dalia, also spoke about shooting the film. Park says she instantly connected with her character and believes that Dalia embodies the intense personality changes people go through in their early 20s.
In the second clip, “Toronto,” Elan Mastai, the film’s screenwriter discussed the overall process of filming What If. Mastai explains that many of the locations in the film are ones he frequents every day. The coffee shop where he worked on the script and the Scarborough Bluffs beach both make appearances in the film.
Dan also makes an appearance in this clip, talking about his enjoyment of filming on location in Toronto, which allowed him to explore the city in his spare time. Mastai added that the locations are beneficial to the storyline because he got to film in the places he was thinking about while creating the story.
“Toronto” closes out with the film’s director, Michael Dowse, adding that at some times it was difficult for them to transform Toronto into a romantic city because of the darker shades it has. To help alleviate this, they gave the city a modern feel and tried to romanticize it as much as possible.
Watch the two new special feature clips, “Dalia” and “Toronto,” here:
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