Yi’s unconventional comedy, it is not surprising that her first effort at feature filmmaking would also bend established rules.After dropping out of college at the University of California, Riverside, Ms.
“She wasn’t like 99 percent of people who get into sketch comedy, who have watched every ‘Monty Python,’ every ‘Kids in the Hall,’ every ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ” Mr. “When you see her perform, you don’t want to give her any advice. Yi also caught the attention of the casting director Allison Jones, who helped her land a brief but memorable role in the Judd Apatow comedy “Knocked Up,” playing the lone woman in Seth Rogen’s crew of stoner buddies. Yi recalled, “I’m like: ‘Oh God, I’ve never been high. “I don’t drink,” she said, “so how am I going to meet people?
I’m going to go up to a drunk guy and be like, ‘Hey, let me take advantage of you’?
Especially since we didn't know really what the future was going to be. Because of that, he came up with the idea of creating a narrative and using that as the basis. Now that you've made the movie, where do you stand on love now? I guess the idea of being uncertain made me have doubts but then I realized with everything there's doubts and you question if it'll last forever.
Originally it was going to go to two theaters maybe for a week and then go straight to DVD. I think it's hard to say a movie is a teen movie or a family movie or something. That way, my character would have an arc and I would take on a character's name which was mine in the hopes it would allow the documentary pieces seem more natural in the film. There's nothing wrong with that, and you accept that and live in the moment and see where it goes. Not too shabby -- writing it, starring in it, and scoring it -- huh? The big lesson we learned from doing the documentary, the narrative and the music is that even though you don't know what you're doing, as long as you're confident -- not arrogant -- and brave enough for the challenge, you'll be alight.
Your little film is getting a lot of exposure lately... It seems to have started off as something and ended up as something completely different. The idea was kind of views of my own questioning of love personally -- not to doubt anyone else's love. That's the documentary end of it, but there's a story to it, too...