I had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Schwartzman to discuss his new movie, Listen Up Philip for Cinema Blend. But my favorite moment of the interview was when we veered into Wes Anderson territory, and Schwartzman teased me about a Rushmore sequel.
It’s been 16 years since Rushmore, which is crazy to me. I’m kind of curious, what do you think 16 years later, Max Fisher would be up to?
Jason Schwartzman: I don’t know. I hadn’t thought about it really. Yeah, I don’t really know. I prefer to just sort of let it be. But it’s come up a few times because in this movie, people say there’s a similarity and I mean, maybe there is, but the thing that I really see similar anything, if I had to think about it, is just that, you know, that’s like a character with very high expectations of people. This character does too. He’s easily disappointed, and I think that’s like, that’s been on my mind now. Yeah, I haven’t thought about it.
Have you and Wes talked about what your next project together might be?
Rushmore 2. No, I’m just kidding.
You don’t even understand. My heart just jumped so high and I was like , 'Oh. Jokes.'
You cap the whole four last letters. No, we’re just, you know, just loose rumblings.
Ok, can you tell us any kind of story about what it’s like to work with Bill Murray, because he’s kind of become this mythic figure now.
He was already mythic and then he jumped to a whole other level.
He’s almost a God at this point.
I think he is. I think, yeah, to quote his own thing (from Groundhog Day), he’s not the God, but he’s a God. Yeah, I don’t know, he’s just, look, there can only be so many gods in this world. He’s one of them.
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