Magazine article Variety

Nothing Has Really Changed from When Our Parents Went to College

Magazine article Variety

Nothing Has Really Changed from When Our Parents Went to College

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In the eoming-of-age comedy Everybody Wants Some!!," Blake Jenner ("Glee") plays a freshman experiencing his first weekend in college. While his character learns plenty, Jenner himself got a crash course on the filmmaking style of director Richard Linklater. Jenner's upcoming gigs include the drama "Billy Boy," which he wrote and in which he co-stars with wife Melissa Benoist. JUSTIN KROLL

In the movie, you play a college athlete - a baseball pitcher. Did you relate to the role?

I didn't go to college, but my brother played football at Jacksonville University. I went to visit, and got a glimpse of that scene during one of his first semesters. I'm curious about people who went through a college experience, and how this film relates to their own first experience with college.

How did you like working with Richard Linklater?

I didn't think much about it during the actual filming, but now I realize how much I picked up from the experience, working with Rick and all those guys. …

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