Pete Davidson and the Cast of The King of Staten Island Touch on the Tone of Judd Apatow’s Dark Comedy
The autobiographical coming of age tale is available digitally on June 12th
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
June 11, 2020
SNL star Pete Davidson strikes a more somber note in The King of Staten Island, which is loosely based on his own life and the loss of his firefighter father on 9/11. The actor says he and director/producer Judd Apatow wanted to make the dark comedy as “authentic and transparent as possible” to show a family dealing with tragedy and overcoming it.
Fellow cast members; Bel Powley and Maude Apatow acknowledged Davidson’s bravery for telling his story and think it might help strike a conversation with viewers going through similar issues. Marisa Tomei who plays his mom says you will see a different side of the comedic actor not seen on social media or in the tabloids.
Co-star Steve Buscemi who was a real-life NYC firefighter and plays one in the film, says he was honored to play the role and get to tell Davidson that his Dad was a hero.
Davidson is proud to release a movie that is ultimately positive, in these challenging times, “it’s a really great movie to watch at home with your family,” he says. The film will be available to buy and stream on June 12th.