In 2007, Julie Delpy wrote, directed, starred in, composed the score for and edited 2 Days in Paris, a relationship comedy which charts a slipping knot in the bond between French-born photographer Marion and her interior designer boyfriend Jack (Adam Goldberg) when they wrap up a European vacation by taking a night train to Paris to visit her parents (Delpy’s real-life mom and dad) and pick up a cat. An observant, warm arthouse bauble, the film seemed unlikely to spawn a sequel. But one arrives this week with 2 Days in New York, a vibrant and engaging dramedy about mixed family and relationships whose predecessor isn’t essential viewing for enjoyment but certainly helps deepen one’s regard for it. In it, Marion and Jack are no longer a couple; she now lives with radio host boyfriend Mingus, played by… Chris Rock? I had a chance to speak to Delpy one-on-one recently, about her film, her father’s butt, the deliciously quirky casting of Rock, little white lies, and how (if not why) she’s been damned to hell. The conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa, so click here for the full read.