It’s Time To Light The Lights For ‘The Muppets’

muppets_ver2Singing and dancing into theaters today, THE MUPPETS tells the story of how Kermit the Frog reunites the whole Muppet gang to put on a show to save their old theater from demolition. Directed by JAMES BOBIN from a script by JASON SEGEL (who also stars) and NICHOLAS STOLLER, the cast also includes AMY ADAMS and a long list of familiar faces popping in and out via cameo roles (JACK BLACK, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, JOHN KEASINSKI, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, PAUL RUDD, DANNY TREJO, JANE LYNCH, MICKEY ROONEY and JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME to name just a few).
Probably best known for his role as Jim on the hit NBC sitcom THE OFFICE, KRASINSKI recently told us why he wanted in on the Muppet fun. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE MUPPETS opens in theaters today

GINNIFER GOODWIN SAYS ‘SOMETHING BORROWED’ CHARACTER “FAR OFF MY MORAL COMPASS”

Something Borrowed

Based on the Emily Giffin novel, Something Borrowed focuses on Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), a lawyer who has designs on her best friend’s (Kate Hudson) fiance (Colin Egglesfield).  The challenge of the romantic comedy is getting audience members to side with Rachel, who breaches Darcy’s (Hudson) trust to pursue her own romantic endeavors.

“The flaws are her actions, her choices,” said Goodwin about her character.  “She makes piss poor decisions at every turn.  She should be, in any other story, the antagonist.  But it is in making her sympathetic that we make her the protagonist, and that was the great challenge which inspired me to play her.  This is such an unfair comparison to (Vladimir) Nabokov but in that way that you read Lolita and you hate yourself but you can’t put it down and for some sick reason you want Humbert Humbert to get what he wants.  I couldn’t put Rachel down.  Yet every time I was forced to, for instance, put down Emily Giffin’s novel, I found myself resenting Emily for making me root for this person who I judged so harshly.  Every thing (Rachel) does is so far off my moral compass.”

Actor John Krasinski (The Office) admits he’s not a big fan of romantic comedies.  Click on the media bar and listen to why Something Borrowed appealed to him (Krasinksi plays Ethan, a close friend of Rachel). 

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Something Borrowed opens Friday.

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‘SOMETHING BORROWED’ STAR KATE HUDSON IS WISHING FOR ‘SOMETHING BLUE’

Something Borrowed Based on the bestselling novel by Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed centers on a New York attorney named Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) who harbors a crush for her best friend Darcy’s (Kate Hudson) fiance (Colin Egglesfield).  The Office’s John Krasinski is Ethan, Rachel’s close friend and confidante.

“I think it’s important that you know that Darcy is a very self-centered person,” said Hudson.  “That’s who she is.  It’s all about her.  For me I was really looking at this as where she goes in the second movie, if we get to do Something Blue. With that, you need to see how selfish this person is.  But she’s not doing it to hurt anybody and it was an important change from the book that we did for the movie.  We didn’t want to make it seem like what they did was okay.  In the book, Darcy is way nastier than she is in the movie.  It would have made it too easy for them (Rachel and Darcy’s fiance) to be having an affair.”

Something Blue, Giffin’s follow-up to Something Borrowed, delves into the growing relationship between Darcy and Ethan.  Click on the media bar and listen to Hudson discuss her character’s journey in Something Blue.

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EMILY GIFFIN SAYS FANS WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED WITH ‘SOMETHING BORROWED’

Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed, the romantic comedy starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson, is based on a bestselling novel by Emily Giffin.  During a recent interview to promote the film, Giffin was asked about her opinions on the term, ‘chick lit.”

“The label ‘chick lit’ only bothers me when it’s used to disparage women in general and to sort of say, ‘well if it’s about women or for women and it’s about relationships, then therefore it has got to be beach read fluff,” said Giffin. “That’s akin to saying that everything we care about is fluff…I think the same thing goes for romantic comedies.  If you say I don’t like any romantic comedies that’s like saying you don’t like any movies about relationships.  These issues are very serious.  This is about who you are spending the rest of your life and I think if men go to it with an open mind, which will happen, they are going to like this.”

Diehard fans of Something Borrowed will notice various changes in the film version, but Giffin is more than satisfied with the end result.  Click on the media bar and listen to Giffin talk about one of those changes, which deals with Darcy’s (Hudson) hair color (director Luke Greenfield is heard laughing in the clip). 

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Something Borrowed, co-starring John Krasinski, opens May 6th.

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HILARY SWANK PUTS ON PRODUCER’S HAT FOR ‘SOMETHING BORROWED’

Something Borrowed

Two-time Oscar winning actress Hilary Swank is a producer on the new romantic comedy Something Borrowed, a picture based on the bestselling novel by Emily Giffin.

During interviews to promote Something Borrowed, Swank discussed her familiarity with the picture’s two leads, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson. “I knew both of them just being in the same world, but we weren’t friends,” said Swank, who developed the project with her producing partner Molly Mickler Smith. “I knew them from the red carpet and I was closer with Kate than Ginnifer. You’re acquaintances with a lot of people in the business and I have been doing it over half of my life, so I pretty much know everybody.  I know them but I don’t know them.  It wasn’t like I was just introduced to them on this film. But when you work together, you build a relationship and we’re all closer now and we have each other’s phone numbers and we talk every once in a while.  It’s great, especially because we’re women and I like to be supportive of women.  I think they are certainly like that as well.”

Click on media bar and listen to Swank talk about what made this producing venture a “fun” and “challenging” process for the actress.  Something Borrowed, co-starring John Krasinski, opens May 6th.

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