Switch roles when 90s movie becomes TV series

Facts: “Grown People”

+ The TV series

Cast: Carla Sehn, Simon Reithner, Rakel Wärmländer, Vilhelm Blomgren, Elmira Arikan and Dominik Henzel.

Director: Felix Herngren, Måns Herngren and Adam Pålsson.

Premiere: 6 October 2022 on TV4 and C More.

+ The movie

Cast: Felix Herngren, Karin Bjurström, Cecilia Ljung, Mikael Persbrandt, Källa Bie and Fredrik Lindström.

Director: Felix Herngren and Fredrik Lindström.

Premiere: September 24, 1999, seen by 439,000 visitors in cinemas.

But Felix Herngren allowed himself to be persuaded. On October 6, the TV series premieres on TV4 and C More and he is happy to have finally said yes:

— “Should we start this old corpse again?”, I thought. But the more we have worked and the better the script has become, the more fun it has become to work with it again, says Herngren, who is the conceptual director for the new series.

The relationship comedy “Grown People” from 1999 was based on the premise that grown men with careers and families still walked around with childish thoughts and daydreamed on the escalator about sex with strange women.

The film was a great success and was seen by almost half a million Swedes in cinemas.

Reverse perspective

In the TV series, the gender roles are reversed. At the center is 30-year-old Mathilda, who has a boyfriend and an important job at a law firm, but walks around daydreaming and is afraid of being revealed as the childish girl she thinks she is.

— We have shone a light on the fact that women are also completely childish and imaginative and think things they shouldn’t. Which is wonderful, because I do, says Carla Sehn, who plays Mathilda.

Carla Sehn has previously, among other things, appeared in the Netflix series “Love & Anarchy”.

She is already best known from the Netflix series “People with anxiety” and “Love & Anarchy”.

— Carla is fantastic. We worked together on “People with anxiety” and she is terribly talented. She has incredible comic timing and nerve at the same time. There is an authenticity in all the expressions she makes, says Felix Herngren.

No Persbrandt

The film “Adults” is very much associated with the ironic 90s, not least because it was directed by Felix Herngren and Fredrik Lindström.

But Herngren believes that the premise can be relevant even more than 20 years later. Although it was important for him to change the perspective to a female protagonist.

— The main screenwriter, Amanda Högberg, is a woman herself, and we felt it was fun to do it in a different way.

Fredrik Lindström and Mikael Persbrandt had major roles in the film. But they do not appear in the TV series.

— We tried to entice Fredrik along and he was very keen for a long time. Then he was prevented at the last second and Persbrandt’s character is no longer in the story. But we hope for a second season and they are always welcome, says Herngren.

Do small supporting role

Felix Herngren is on the other hand. He reprises the role of Frank, the very inhibited lawyer, who has now advanced to manager, a position Magnus Härenstam held in the film.

TT: How has Frank’s life been these 23 years?

— Boring!

Felix Herngren laughs out loud.

— Not much has happened. Frank really makes a small supporting role in the series. It’s mostly like a fun thing, a little wink to the film, says Felix Herngren.

Source: nyheter24.se by nyheter24.se.

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