Along with his older brother, Jay, Mark Duplass has carved out a varied career largely on his own terms, parlaying the indie success of The Puffy Chair and Baghead into Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home, two higher-profile yet still idiosyncratic comedies. This year les frères Duplass will be out in force, showcasing the full array of their talents as writers, directors and, in Mark’s case, as an actor. His latest film is Lawrence Kasdan’s Darling Companion, in which he plays a buttoned-up doctor named Bryan who, while helping his family search for a missing dog, develops a crush for an exotic, quirky housesitter, Carmen (Ayelet Zurer). Recently, on the eve of he and his wife, Katie Aselton, having their second child, I had the chance to speak to the younger Duplass one-on-one, about Darling Companion, sibling relationships, his packed summer schedule, and his thoughts on that famous “mumblecore” tag. The conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa, so click here.