Kirste and Dan spoke to the star of The Wedding Singer; Christian Charisiou! They talked about 80s trends, music and what it’s like to fill Adam Sandler’s shoes.
Because the story is set in the 80s they wanted to know what his favourite 80s song is ‘Don’t you forget about me’. But his favourite song from the show is ‘Grow Old With You’. “It’s just beautiful. It’s the most perfect love song.”
Bringing Adam Sandler’s role to the stage is both an honour and scary privilege. “The musical itself just dialled up the movie up to a 15 in terms of energy. I really get to lean into everything that Adam brought in the role and then some. So very big shoes to fill but I’m very excited.” To prepare for his role he watched the movie several times , until the director told him to stop. “Just to get that real inspiration. It’s iconic and I want to hit those landmark moments.” Rehearsals are starting in 2 weeks and then they will be on tour for 3 months. One of the stops including Perth!