JACOB KOWALSKI AND QUEENIE GOLDSTEIN
(dan FogLER and aLison sudoL)
FOGLER This one takes up where the first film left off, so a few months have passed. They’re together, and because all the rules are so harsh, they’re travelling to Europe to find a place to be together. How they get there is quite interesting.
ALISON SUDOL They’re two people who are dealing with a really unfair situation. You know, love is hard enough to find – period. To have something as arbitrary as “you’re different and you cannot mingle, you certainly can’t be together” – it’s ludicrous. Queenie certainly thinks it’s ridiculous, and just wants to be with someone she loves. It’s particularly hard because she can read everyone’s minds – there’s not a lot of mystery with men, you know? So when she finds a good one, she’s going to do what she has to do, which is not necessarily always making the wisest choices.
FOGLER Jacob’s like Alice in Wonderland, falling down the rabbit hole. I equate it to Bottom meeting Titania. He’s transfigured, this weird schlub. But she loves him for some reason, and they share this dream together. I think he’s addicted to that.