Jenny Slate and Manny Jacinto star in the new rom-com, I Want You Back. The film premieres today, exclusively on Prime Video. Slate portrays Emma while Jacinto takes on the role of Logan.
Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) were total strangers, but when they meet, one thing instantly bonds them: they were both unexpectedly dumped by their respective partners, Anne (Gina Rodriguez) and Noah (Scott Eastwood), on the same weekend. As the saying goes, “misery loves company,” but their commiseration turns into a mission when they see on social media that their exes have happily moved on to new romances, Anne with Logan (Manny Jacinto) and Noah with Ginny (Clark Backo). Terrified that, in their 30s, they have lost their shot at happily ever after and horrified at the prospect of having to start over, Peter and Emma hatch a desperate plot to win the loves of their lives back. Each will do whatever it takes to put an end to their exes’ new relationships and send them running back to their arms.
I had the chance to speak with the actors about their favorite filming memories, what attracted them to the project, their go-to romantic comedies, personal favorite tropes, the movie’s relationships, and much more!
Watch my interview below for everything they shared: