Ramy Youssef: Humor “Pops” in Oscar-Nominated Film “Poor Things”

In his interview with Kino TV, Youssef dug into his character the way comedy works in his new film.

Ramy Youssef: Humor “Pops” in Oscar-Nominated Film “Poor Things”
"The humor really hits on all levels," Ramy Youssef said of the film. Photo source: Kino TV

The Danish outlet Kino TV recently interviewed Ramy Youssef about his role in “Poor Things” (2023). The film was recently nominated for a whopping 11 Oscars.

In case you’ve missed it, “Poor Things” is the latest black comedy from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, and it has been absolutely dominating this award season. Set in a partially fantastical 19th century Europe, the film follows Bella Baxter (Emma Stone) who, after being crudely resurrected by a scientist (Willem Dafoe) following her suicide, runs off with a debaucherous lawyer (Mark Ruffalo) on a journey of self-discovery and sexual liberation. Youssef has a supporting role as Max McCandles, the assistant to Dafoe’s mad scientist and one of Bella’s love interests.

Much of the film’s press has revolved around Stone, who has been widely praised for her role (one of “Poor Things’” Oscar nominations is Stone for Best Actress in a Leading Role). This makes it all the more exciting to see Youssef dig into his character and motivations in his interview with Kino TV. Youssef also takes time to focus on the film’s humor, applying his lens as a comedian to the different facets of comedy that Lanthimos and his co-stars leverage throughout “Poor Things.”

Watch Youssef’s interview with Kino TV at the link below.

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