After watching The Sleepover with the family, I could not wait to participate in a interview with most of the cats of the film. Malin Akerman, Sadie Stanley, Cree Cicchino, Ken Marino, Maxwell Simkins, and Lucas Jay joined us and gave us a Behind The Scenes Look At The Sleepover. Not only were the great on screen but they were also fun to interview.

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A Behind The Scenes Look At The Sleepover From The Cast

  • Malin Akerman did most of her own stunts. She said she definitely felt her age after filming those scenes.
  • The boat scene was filmed in a warehouse and Maxwell was getting “sea sick” as they filmed.
  • A lot of the movie was improved. Apparently the banter between Ken and Joe were the most funny.
  • The dance scene took about 3 weeks to choreograph.
  • It was hard for most of the cast to keep a straight face while Ken filmed his scenes because he was that funny. The Vomiting scene was a fave for Malin.
  • Sadie Stanley took some lessons to learn the fundamentals of playing the cello. She even learned how to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (but has since forgotten how to play).
  • While Cree Cicchino doesn’t speak Spanish, she did grow up with certain Spanish expressions in her home. So, some of that made its way into the film and she is happy that it did.
  • Sadie was sick while filming part of the library scene.
  • The movie was filmed in Boston and was really cold. Malin commented that she really loved Boston and eating her way through it.

Other Fun Facts from the Film

  • The school scenes were shot in a real school, Hanover High.
  • The bathroom dance was shot in the ACTUAL highschool bathroom. The bathroom floor was sterilized FIVE TIMES and no one was allowed to walk on it before he performed “The Worm” on the floor.
  • The subway station scene was shot in a little-known training center underground in Boston. It looks EXACTLY like a real station and
    the trains are actually real, but it’s in a mysterious, unmarked bunker that you can only access from a single unassuming door on a quiet street in Boston.
  • There were two dogs that played Angus, in case one wasn’t in the mood to hit his marks. Oddly enough, the OLDER dog often played the young Angus and the YOUNGER dog often played the older Angus. It was just how their behaviors suited the various scenes.

About The Sleepover

In this family adventure-comedy, Clancy (Sadie Stanley) and her kid brother Kevin (Maxwell Simkins) discover that their seemingly normal stay-at-home mom Margot (Malin Åkerman) is actually a former high-end thief in the witness protection program. When both their mom and dad (Ken Marino) are kidnapped and forced to pull one last job with an ex-flame of Margot’s (Joe Manganiello), the siblings must team up to rescue their parents over the course of one action-packed night that they’ll never forget. THE SLEEPOVER is directed by Trish Sie (Pitch Perfect 3).