The King of Staten Island: Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of Pete Davidson’s new comedy

SNL star bares his soul in the Judd Apatow film, released this week On Demand

Louis Chilton
Wednesday 10 June 2020 09:05
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The King of Staten Island exclusive promo

Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson takes centre stage in The King of Staten Island, a new film loosely based on the comedian’s life.

In it, he plays Scott, an aspiring tattoo artist who is drifting through life after his firefighter father dies in the line of duty.

Marisa Tomei and comedian Bill Burr also star as Scott’s mother and her potential suitor, respectively.

In a behind-the-scenes clip debuting exclusively in The Independent, Davidson can be seen discussing the project, alongside his co-stars and the film’s directer, renowned comedy producer Judd Apatow.

“Pete is someone that people are very interested in,” says Apatow in the clip.

The King of Staten Island is an opportunity for Pete to tell you about himself, and to tell you about his feelings and his journey.”

Davidson recently spoke to CBS Sunday Morning about the role, which he hoped would be a “cleansing” experience for him, following his own struggles with mental health.

The King of Staten Island will be available to Rent at Home from 12 June from digital partners such as Sky Store, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play and other digital retailers.

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