Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising serves as the comedic sequel to the 2014 original, and with the film just a week away, we caught up with its cast — including Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne, who return and are joined by Chloë Grace Moretz.
The actors sat down with us to talk about the sequel, obviously, as well as how people can enjoy the college parties better and if they are good neighbors
How was having Zac on your team this time around?
Rose Byrne: It was great, we played a paternal role in Teddy’s (Zac Efron) life.
Seth Rogen: It was nice to not having to fight him in every scene and to teach him about boiling water.
This film pulled off the impossible, when it comes to sequels, and it was funnier. When making the film, were you intentionally aiming to pass the bar?
Rogen: Mostly just praying to God… None of us writing the film never really made a sequel before. We just really looked at where our characters would be now from the first film and moved from there.
What do you guys think can make college parties better?
Chloë: PSA to making parties better in college: don’t feel peer-pressured to having to drink a ton of alcohol. It’s okay to hang back, it’s okay to pretend you’re texting somebody in the corner.
How are you a good neighbor in your everyday life?
Chloë: I call the cops on everyone. Just yesterday, there were a bunch of hooligans in the empty lot next to my house and they were smoking ganja, so I called the cops. I’m a civil citizen, just don’t park in front of my house or it’ll get towed.
Advice to millennials?
Zac Efron: In the film, I get to explore a lot of the millennial issues. Find something you love and work hard when you find it. Every time I find myself afraid or scared of doing something, that’s usually when I try and do it because that’s when I find out it’s something I need to do.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opens May 20.