"The Nooglers": A name given to Google's interns combining the words "new" and "Google."
Up and coming young star Dylan O'Brien portrays Stuart, a Noogler who is too cool for school. "Stuart is the cynical one," says O'Brien, who recently landed the central role in 20th Century Fox's thriller The Maze Runner. "He doesn't want anything to do with the life around him."
As it turns out, Stuart is not impervious to the positive influences of Billy and Nick, and he, too, surrenders to their transformational vibe. "At the beginning, he is very much only involved in his technology," says O'Brien. "Bill and Nick teach Stuart to live amongst the world and everyone around him."
One Noogler with a keen disinterest in Billy and Nick (apart from his quest to humiliate them) is Graham. Everyone loves a juicy antagonist, and Graham is as opportunistic, if not downright mean, as they get. "He is the kid in class who is the know-it-all," says Wilson. "Graham lords it over everybody, so Billy and Nick and their teammates really want to beat Graham. But it is hard because he always is beating us."
Graham fans the flames of dissension amongst the ranks towards Billy and Nick. "Graham is the evil intern who is trying to sabotage their plans," says Max Minghella, who portrays Graham. "He wants to win and he loves to win."
Levy required an actor with sinister gravitas that could fully capture Graham's loathsomeness. "There's a high bar when it comes to casting the antagonist in a Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy," explains the director. "Bradley Cooper did it in 'The Wedding Crashers,' and I needed someone who would be equally vile, funny and memorable."
Holding her own against Graham, as well as her own teammates, Neha Patel, played by Tiya Sircar, is a closeted nice girl with a deceptive naughty streak. "Neha tends to say things that make people raise their eyebrows," explains Sircar. "She has a very colorful imagination."
"Neha gives people the impression that she is a sex freak," adds Sircar. "She says some pretty crazy things, but it's all talk. Neha is actually a good, studious girl."
Like her counterparts, Neha, is displeased when the team is saddled with the technologically inept salesmen. "The younger members of the team feel like they are working with two dead weights," she points out.
Another teammate of Nick and Billy's is Yo-Yo Santos, played by Tobit Raphael in his film debut. Yo-Yo is an anxiety-riddled perfectionist and a dutiful son. "He has a very oppressive Asian mother who wants him to succeed and wants him to have that perfect job," says Raphael. "And he takes out a lot of it on himself."
Through Yo-Yo's relationship with Billy and Nick, he conquers his inner demons to emerge as a confident young man. "Billy and Nick get Yo-Yo to believe in himself," says Raphael. "They really bring that fire out in him."
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