Mom is preparing to wrap up shooting on its fifth season, and it’s already been renewed for a sixth. The CBS comedy stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris, who both have plenty of experience on the movie side of the business. Janney is an Oscar winner and six-time Golden Globes nominee, while Faris has made more than 30 movies, including Oscar winners Lost in Translation and Brokeback Mountain. And Janney, of course, starred as White House Press Secretary C.J. Cregg for seven seasons on the iconic drama The West Wing, a role that won her four Emmy Awards. At a press event the two actresses, they agreed that working on a half-hour sitcom is the best job they could have. (Click on the media bar below to hear Allison Janney & Anna Faris)
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Remakes are understandably given a bad rap since many of them fail to live up to the original or simply end up being a waste of time retread that brings nothing new to the table. Though Kurt Russell andGoldie Hawn’s chemistry in Overboard is undeniable, the comedic skills of Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez should bring its share of entertainment to the table.
Derbez, seen last year inHow To Be A Latin Lover, also produces the film and ingeniously flipped the roles (this time out, it’s the woman who’s the blue collar worker, not the man) to bring a fresh take on the remake. This creative decision is just one reason why Faris was “proud” to be part of the Overboardexperience. Click on the media bar to hear Faris talk about why she signed on to Overboard (Derbez is also heard on the clip):
Overboard, co-starring Eva Longoria, hits theaters May 4.
Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in “Overboard.” Photo Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures / Pantelion Films
Eugenio Derbez, seen last year opposite Salma Hayek in How To Be A Latin Lover, takes on the daunting task of remaking the Kurt Russell/Goldie Hawn comedy Overboard. The original featured the innate chemistry between the longtime couple, but Derbez and co-star Anna Faris are both topline comedic talents, so the prospects are good for this remake.
Overboard was also a personal venture for Derbez, who admits that he was a fan of Hawn as a youth. Though Derbez is an international star, that doesn’t mean he gets a bit nervous when he sees people he admires in public. Although he was remaking Overboard, bumping into Goldie Hawn at the local Starbucks wasn’t exactly a meet and greet affair. Click on the media bar to hear Derbez explain why he didn’t approach Hawn and tell her about his Overboard plans (Faris is also heard in the clip)!
Overboard, co-starring Eva Longoria, opens nationwide May 4.
As proven by his work in How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez is a talented comedian who seems like the perfect partner for Anna Faris (TV’s Mom). The pair have their work cut out for them as the remake of Overboard is a rather daunting task, considering the original featured such great chemistry from lifelong companions Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
The genius stroke for the remake was to have the spoiled rich person be a dude (Hawn gets her comeuppance in the original) with Faris starring as the blue collar head of the family. Though matching the chemistry of Hawn/Russell is impossible, I’m betting Faris and Derbez do a fine job with this version. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Overboard, co-starring Eva Longoria, opens nationwide April 20, 2018.
The Emoji Movie is a fun movie that definitely has its creative button on today’s social media universe. In the world of the messaging app a city called Textopolis exists, and highly emotional emoji named Gene (T.J. Miller) is a bit of an anomaly. Blessed with multiple expressions, Gene wants to simply stick to one expression like his fellow emojis, and with the help of his best buddy Hi-5 and code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris) he searches an answer.
While promoting the film at the Cannes Film Festival, Miller said that The Emoji Movie, while entertaining, also has a resonant theme behind it. “There’s some pretty cool and really valuable lessons in here and some pretty progressive thinking that is wrapped up in a very funny film that’s really heartfelt,” said Miller. “I love the sentimentality of it.”Along with a top notch story, the movie is also blessed with an A-list talent of actors. Click on the media bar below to hear Miller talk about the diversity of The Emoji Movie.
The Emoji Movie, featuring Maya Rudolph and Patrick Stewart, opens nationwide July 28.