WARNING: You don’t want to be anywhere near Jillian if she has a hangover, hasn’t had her morning coffee, has to work on an ice cream truck for the day or if you’re in need of stamps. Sure, it’s fun to watch Jillian torment all of the customers at Mike’s Dream with her sour attitude, but lucky for me, Jess Weixler herself was quite the opposite and thrilled to talk about her Tribeca Film Festival entry Free Samples.
Weixler is Jillian, a law school dropout with little to do, but drink and give everyone around her a taste of her snarky personality. After a heavy night of drinking, Jillian’s best friend, Nancy (Halley Feiffer), wakes her far too early to beg her to operate her ice cream truck for the day so she can tend to family matters. While she has absolutely no problem showing Nancy how unhappy she is with the arrangement, Jillian gives in and boards the truck, Mike’s Dream, to dole out free samples.
While in New York supporting the film for its big debut, Weixler took the time to sit down and dish about taking on such a brash and potentially off-putting character, shooting in an ice cream truck on hot days and, perhaps most importantly, what happens if she doesn’t get her morning coffee. Check it all out in the video interview below.