Video:Josh Duhamel Interview - Life as We Know Itwith Rebecca Murray
Josh Duhamel stars alongside Katherine Heigl in the Warner Bros Pictures romantic comedy 'Life as We Know It' directed by Greg Berlanti. Duhamel, who's done rom coms before, promises this one is different than most films of the genre.See Transcript
Transcript:Josh Duhamel Interview - Life as We Know ItRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies on the Warner Bros Pictures' Red Carpet at 2010 ShoWest.
Josh Duhamel – 'Eric' in Life as We Know ItI just heard you say that Katherine [Heigl] actually campaigned for you for this role. How did that come about?
Josh Duhamel: "You know, I just heard that she had been… She knew that I had read it and I really wanted to do it, and she really pushed for me to get it, which meant so much to me, you know? To have somebody [do that], because I really respect her and I respect her work. I think that she was just a delight to work with. She's funny, and I think that she's got so much depth that she hasn't really been able to show in movies. But people have seen what see can do on Grey's Anatomy. The girl's just crazy talented."
Did you guys know each other beforehand? Is that how she got turned on to the fact that you liked the script?
Josh Duhamel: "We actually met in Cabo San Lucas New Year's two years ago, right after my wife and I got engaged and right after she and her husband got married. They were on their honeymoon and we were just on vacation. We sat and drank tequila with them in Cabo and we've stayed in touch ever since."
And now that's life as you know it.
Josh Duhamel: "Yeah, here we go. You know what's funny is my wife was like, 'You two need to do a movie together,' and here it is."
What sets this apart from every other romantic comedy out there?
Josh Duhamel: "I don't think this is a romantic comedy. I really don't."
Josh Duhamel: "No, I think it's more of a drama, but also very funny. People are going to cry in this movie I think – I hope. I mean, I'm hoping that. It's a real story about two people who are dealt something that they don't think that they can handle, and they walk away from it at a certain point. And it's real. It's not a silly romantic comedy, which I love."
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