How Dan Levy, Ruth Negga, and Himesh Patel found the good in ‘Good Grief’

· Updated on January 18, 2024

Everyone has their own way of working through grief, but it doesn’t mean that it’s an easy thing to work through. Actor, writer, and, now, director Dan Levy understands this and translated the process into the film Good Grief. In his feature film directorial debut, Levy plays Marc, a children’s book illustrator and former painter who comfortably lives in the shadow of his larger-than-life husband, Oliver (Luke Evans), in London when tragedy strikes.

When Oliver unexpectedly dies, Marc is left distraught, broken, and lost. With the support of his friends Sophie (Ruth Negga) and Thomas (Himesh Patel) he starts to pick up the pieces of his life. So when he invites both of them on a trip to Paris, France, the trio’s vacation turns into a soul-searching adventure that uncovers a collection of hard truths that they all need to face. 

INTO chatted with Levy, Negga, and Patel about their first impressions of each other before they cemented their on-screen chemistry and how cathartic Good Grief was for each of them. 

Good Grief premieres on Netflix on January 5.

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