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LFF dives into the multiverse for the Everything Everywhere All At Once press conference

Hot off of them winning Best Feature at the 2022 Gotham Awards, A24 beamed writer-directors Daniels, aka Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Swiss Army Man), into our dimension for a virtual press conference. But they didn’t come alone. Along for the ride were two of the stars of Everything Everywhere All at Once, Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) and Ke Huy Quan (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

If you have been living under a rock (from the Rock universe maybe) Everything Everywhere All at Once sees laundromat owner, Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), who is struggling to get control over her taxes and her life, get swept up in an insane adventure, in which she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

Jamie Lee Curtis plays the evil tax auditor who threatens the financial future of Evelyn’s business and family (but also a love interest with hot dogs for fingers in one of the far-out alternate universes) and Ke Huy Quan is Evelyn’s husband, Waymond; mild-mannered in one universe, but a Jackie Chan-esque action hero able to administer a beatdown with just his bumbag in another.

The whole group were on a high following the previous night’s awards wins, especially Ke Huy, who won Best Supporting Performance with his return to the screen after twenty years away. Immensely humble and loveable during the press conference, we very much hope to see far more of him in the future. 

Jamie Lee did not disappoint. Tough, forthright and very charming, she was full of praise for her co-star and directors, but also made very sure to put plenty of respect on star Michelle Yeoh’s name as often as possible and to not think twice about (nicely) telling people to fuck off whenever required.

The Daniels come across as super smart (you would have to be to make EEAAO) and very open. Madcap creators can often come over cagey in settings like this, reluctant to give anything away, but Kwan and Scheinert were open, hilarious and happy to even explain where on earth the idea for the hotdog fingers universe came from – that was our question and you can hear their answer at about half an hour in.

Everything Everywhere All at Once is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime in the UK.

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