Certified Fresh Can You Ever Forgive Me? is earning serious awards-season traction, particularly for its co-stars, Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. In the film, the two play an unlikely pair: McCarthy is author Lee Israel, who turns to forging literary letters when her own works fall out of favor; Grant plays the rakish Jack Hock, a grifter who comes into her orbit, and with whom she develops a tight, but challenging, bond. McCarthy and Grant sat down with Rotten Tomatoes to talk about the special relationship between their two characters, and the challenges and pressures of playing real-life, and in some ways larger-than-life, people.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? opened in limited release on Friday, October 19.