On June 15, the same day her new movie Set It Up debuted on Netflix, Zoey Deutch took to Instagram to ask one of the most important questions of our time: “So ummm… do we get to make a second or wut?”Everyone whose watched the charming romantic comedy about two overworked assistants attempting to set up their demanding bosses is asking the same thing, wanting to spend even more time in the rat-a-tat-tat world created by writer Katie Silberman and director Claire Scanlon.
Fortunately for us, they seem to want to spend more time with Harper (Deutch), Charlie (Glenn Powell), Kirsten (Lucy Liu) and Rick (Taye Diggs), too.
“Katie’s already come up with the idea. She already has a plan. We were joking about it on set,” Scanlon told E! News in a phone interview. “We really like these characters!”
For Scanlon, she’s more interested in shifting the focus from Charlie and Harper to Rick and more specifically Kirsten, the successful and striking sports journalist who has standards—both professionally and personally—higher than her heels.”To me what would be interesting to see is Kirsten, where does she go next? The character Rick has clearly opened a door or her and made her realize, ‘I’m worthy of a personal life and I deserve this,'” Scanlon said. “I’d love to see where that goes. Honestly, it’s the Kirsten character that I would want to explore. There’s a world out there that you would want to explore. It’d be interesting to see where it goes.”
Scanlon had previously shared that a scene that ended up on the cutting room floor that revealed some of Kirsten’s backstory via a telling lunch with her mother. “Her mom is just very—not intentionally—dismissive and holds a very high standard, [and] looks down on the sports journalism website.”