He simply wants a little love for himself that will last. Did you go on a campaign to send a message to Hollywood that you can be funny? I hosted the movie awards knowing I was going to be able to do these skits and Dane was at the show.
Was there a particular scene in the movie that was a favorite of yours, and if so, why? There was a scene where Dane and I kind of have our first night together hanging out. A bunch of random events happened to where he needed to take me to my house so I could get a key. I could just be free and have fun. Dane and I have a really great chemistry.
We were playing off each other and having a great time and we turned the scene into something better. That was really cool. I think it makes the movie better because you can see the connection that these two people have.
You want them to be together. You both worked really well together. Timing is so important in comedy. Did you have to practice with Dane to perfect your scenes together or did it come pretty natural for the two of you? It was kind of natural. Dane and I really get along well. Yeah, it was good. Is it true that during the scene that was shot where you and Dane had the first kiss that both of you ended up chipping your teeth? Yes, I did chip my front tooth doing a kiss scene.
I chipped my top front tooth and he chipped his bottom tooth. We were slamming into walls and breaking things and tumbling over couches. He slammed my head into a picture. While my head was smacking into the wall and breaking the picture, his teeth slammed into my teeth. Did you have to go get emergency dental work done on your tooth?
What are your good assets when it comes to being around men? Could you tell us what it was like working with a first time director Mark Helfrich on this film? I have worked with a few and he was very excited about being a director every day. He was like a little kid in a candy store. It was actually quite endearing. It was like every day he was having a pinch me moment. He was just so happy to be there. I think this was something that he had always wanted to do.
It was like his dream was coming true. Why go you think it is so hard to find the right person today? I think you have to be in the right state of mind with the type of dating that you want to have while with the person who is also in the right state of mind to be dating you. What do you look for nowadays when looking for a project to be a part of?
Good stories, good scripts and fun characters. Stuff I am afraid of. I like to tackle things that scare me. Like doing comedy; I never did comedy before. I knew that was going to be very interesting every day. I like to keep a good variety. We are used to seeing you appear so graceful in films. More than any person should be.
It was fun being able to not hide that. I usually have to be incredibly self-aware and self-conscious. I really related to it in a personal way. What was it like working with penguins? Working with the penguins was great. They are lovely little animals. I found a way to tickle them on their neck, which is how their handlers do it. Usually they are kind of spastic and stiff, but they would lay down and kind of purr when I did that.
Did you have preconceived notions on what it would be like to work on a physical comedy and work with Dane Cook? I knew it was going to be fun because Dane and I, the second we met each other, we got along. It was like I had known the guy forever. We just have a great time.
What shocked you the most? Just that comedy is very precise. When you find the funny moment you kind of have to just stay within those boundaries. That was definitely shocking for me. Since so many people find you sexy I want to know what you find sexy. I am really into a good sense of humor. That is a big deal for me. And when people are considerate; that is another big one for me. When you are not only thinking of yourself but you are thinking of other people. Do you feel like some people are cursed or simply unlucky in love?
I think everyone brings it onto themselves. I have to believe that that is the way it is. For some people bad things always happen. My aunt, every car she has, they break.
I think that you carry around an energy and you enforce that upon everything. Whether it is breaking cars involuntarily or getting into relationships and constantly not finding your match.
I think it is about creating patterns, breaking them, and learning from them. Sometimes if you are not willing to be that introspective you just go around in circles. You seem so unlike the image that people throw out there in magazines. Did you have a good time subverting that image conscious world we live in today? I think in this movie particularly, I get to play with it a little bit. I always kind of play the good girl. Were you afraid of being upstaged by penguins in the film?
You are always upstaged by animals and children. I really enjoy having animals on the set. I always bring my dogs to every film that I do. They are so innocent and adorable, especially penguins. I have no idea. You probably know more than I do about those things.
To be honest the actors are always the last to know. Do you have a preference when working with comedy, horror or action films? What do you do to prepare for those roles? They are all very different. My experience on the set and what I go through emotionally with every one of those is completely different. You have to go to such a dark place for the horror , and then you have to stay in such a happy place all the time for the comedy. You have to be in sort of a sincere grounded place because in comic book movies you are really playing a cartoon character and you have to make that as real as possible.
It is difficult because you have to stay very grounded and truthful. So emotionally you are always going through something completely different. All of us actors, certainly everyone that I know, we all get a group of DVD references for how or what we want to emulate or performances that inspire us in that genre. We use CDs and a bunch of music as well. You are kind of going through film school with each film as well and educating yourself with different things. I wanted to get in touch with the girl, as well, that is super in love and has these great dreams and ideas of love and relationships.