Your character had a fun comedic dynamic with Steve Zahn throughout the movie. What was that like behind the scenes?
I want a spin-off. I want to do a spin-off with Helaine and Richie because I love them so much. Can we do a Netflix family movie where they just travel and we see them interacting? Maybe they get an RV, but Helaine tricks it out and bedazzles it.
I love everything about Steve Zahn. He’s so funny, and we had really good chemistry and a lot of fun. I feel like I’ve known him my whole life, truly, and I can’t wait to do more things with him. Netflix, please.
Do you have any favorite memories from behind the scenes with him or with the rest of the cast?
We were shooting one night, and it was late. It was a night shoot. We were shooting at the family house, and New Orleans is such a magical place. A whole bunch of people rode by on bicycles, and they were all lit up in every color you could imagine — pink, neon, and yellow. In this driveway, they had a guy making gumbo for us. I was like, “This is such a cool experience.” [We’re] filming in New Orleans with this great group of people, and we’re sitting on a porch with all these lit-up bicycles going by, eating gumbo. It was really special.
Did you get to try a lot of the food there?
Well, I was born in Louisiana, and I have family in Lafayette. My nephew came up to visit me while I was there, and I love all the food there so much. I grew up with it.
You were saying you would want a spin-off with Steve Zahn. If there was a “Tall Girl 3,” what journey would you want?
“Tall Girl 3,” here’s my pitch. Richie and Helaine take their daughters to Sweden to meet the whole family there. Maybe they finally talk to Ingvar Krueger, meet him. I think the family goes to Sweden.
Do they take all the friends with them and everything?
Oh, yeah. Dunkers, everybody. We’re going to go, and we’re going to meet the Swedes. We’ll all be really short, and they’ll all be really tall.
Other than Jodi. She’s the only one who fits in.