Stars get free reign in ‘Cyrus’

Reilly says Duplasses were most collaborative

Human League’s 1981 hit “Don’t You Want Me” made a dual appearance downtown at Friday’s “Cyrus” premiere: First rendition came at the Regal Theater during a pivotal moment in the film, and then later on the rooftop balcony at the Grammy Museum where the film’s creators and stars gathered in the presence of Janis Joplin’s famed 1965 Porsche 356 Cabriolet.

Mark and Jay Duplass said they wrote the movie for John C. Reilly. “Then they encouraged us to ignore it,” says the thesp, who co-stars with Marisa Tomei. “A lot of it, I’d say the vast majority, was improvised.”

The Duplasses often told Reilly to follow his instincts. And Reilly would say, “Well, my instinct is to do what you want me to do. I’m an actor! What do you want to happen here?”

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