Meg Ryan and David Duchovny, co-stars in the movie “What Happens Later,” recently gathered in New York City to discuss their new film and share their favorite romantic comedies. It was a delightful conversation filled with laughs and reminiscing about some of the most beloved movies in the genre.

Duchovny kicked things off with a lighthearted joke about the controversial film “Last Tango in Paris,” setting the tone for a fun and relaxed discussion. Ryan, known for her iconic roles in romantic comedies like “When Harry Met Sally…,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “You’ve Got Mail,” revealed her adoration for the classic 1938 film “Bringing Up Baby” starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.

As the conversation progressed, Ryan expressed her belief that movies should be a source of emotions and wonder, rather than merely a lesson. She described them as delicate and ethereal creations that have the power to transport us to another world. Ryan also touched on her experience as a director, emphasizing how the magic of cinema happens when the audience’s imagination merges with the visuals and sounds on the screen.

The discussion then turned to their latest film, “What Happens Later.” In the movie, two ex-lovers, Bill and Willa, coincidentally reunite at an airport, get stranded overnight due to snow, and find themselves having to spend time together. The audience was curious whether the film leaned more towards being a romantic comedy or a drama. Duchovny playfully coined the term “rom-dram” to capture the essence of the movie’s genre.

Ryan and Duchovny further explored the storyline of “What Happens Later,” highlighting its mature theme of two people reflecting on why their relationship didn’t work out after 20 years. They acknowledged that this might be something younger audiences wouldn’t typically consider, but both agreed that the movie has something to offer to viewers of all ages.

In an exciting announcement, Ryan revealed that “What Happens Later” marks her return to directing after a gap of eight years since her first directorial work in 2015’s “Ithaca.” She described the entire filmmaking experience as nothing short of magical. Audiences can look forward to catching this enchanting film in theaters starting this Friday.

So, get ready to indulge in the magic of romance and laughter, as Meg Ryan and David Duchovny bring their wonderful chemistry to the big screen once again in “What Happens Later.”