George Parra Tells What It’s Like To Work With Stars Of Movie “Joy”
George Parra has produced and directed many movies throughout his lifetime, but during one of his latest projects, he was the Executive Producer of the movie “Joy”. He told us what it’s like to work with the star-studded cast (Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, etc.) and how this movie is unlike any other. We spoke with him during the MovieGuide Awards where “Joy” is nominated for Best Movie for Mature Audiences.
“1995. Joy has always been fascinated by creating things, this pursuit always supported emotionally by her maternal grandmother, Mimi. Joy feels that lack of practical support has led to others making fortunes on ideas she had come up with years ago but could not act upon manufacturing. Despite being broke, Joy is the person in her extended family to who everyone has always turned, in the process forgoing her own life, including not having attended college to help see her parents through their divorce. She works in an unsatisfying job as an Eastern Airlines ticket clerk, and lives with her mother Terry who spends all day in bed watching soap operas, her ex-husband Tony, a less than successful aspiring Latino Tom Jones wannabe, and their two children. Added to this mix is her father Rudy, the owner of a failing heavy-duty garage, which is managed by Joy’s older half-sister Peggy, with who she has somewhat of a strained relationship, and for which Joy does the books.” –IMBD
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