Video:Knocked Up Cast Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
The red carpet was packed with actors from the film when Universal Pictures held the world premiere of Knocked Up on May 21, 2007 in LA. Filmmaker Judd Apatow's twisted look at an unexpected pregnancy stars Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen.See Transcript
Transcript:Knocked Up Cast InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the world premiere of Knocked Up.
Jay Baruchel ('Jay')
How crazy is it on the set and when do you crack each other up? What is it that makes you guys laugh?
Jay Baruchel: "Oh God, I think mostly when we mess up reading our lines. That's it. It's like whenever we're looking the most ridiculous, that seems to be when we crack each other up. Or if one of us says something horribly vile, that will always get us going. And I mean, it was really frigging crazy. More than anything it was really hot. That's all I remember is how hot it was. I live in Canada and it was in August in the valley. It was about 120 Fahrenheit for a week straight. It was absolutely horrible. That's what I remember about Knocked Up."
What makes Judd Apatow so good at directing? Why is he so much fun to work with?
Jay Baruchel: "Two things) He just innately understands what's funny and he has sort of no ego about it and lets us all contribute, the only criteria being whatever's funniest. I think that that is a process that's really conducive to good movies."
What are we going to see in Fanboys?
Jay Baruchel: "What? All sorts of nerd humor. There's a big battle between us Star Wars fans and the Star Trek fans. A lot of just like nerd humor movie nerd stuff. A lot of film references. I venture to say it has the highest film reference per minute of any movie."
Are you a geek?
Jay Baruchel: "Oh my God, why do you ask? What conversation have you been listening to? Yeah."
I didn't find you geeky at all!
Jay Baruchel: "Well thank you very much."
Leslie Mann ('Debbie')
I want to know when we're going to see you as the star of the movie. Judd Apatow keeps alternating with all these stars. How come we don't just see you?
Leslie Mann: "Well there is a We do have an idea for something. We don't have all the details yet but it's about a woman who tries to quit smoking. That's it."
That's the whole idea?
Leslie Mann: "That's good, isn't it? Isn't that good?"
Is that how these things sually start off?
Leslie Mann: "Uh-huh, like a very simple idea."
What's it like to work with Judd Apatow? [Mann is also married to the Knocked Up writer/director]
Leslie Mann: "I think he is amazing because he creates a really loose and free environment for actors to have fun in and experiment. I think he's just really smart. It works so much better than the traditional way of doing thing it, I think."
Ken Jeong ('Dr Kuni')
Tell me about life on the set.
Ken Jeong: "It was the most amazing moment of my career. Judd's the most amazing director I've ever worked with. This is my first feature. Judd's one of my comedy heroes from Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared and Larry Sanders. I never thought I'd be able to work with a guy like him. He's so amazing at keeping the comedy grounded, yet all the actors are free to improvise. My first day on the set, it was a 30-second scene and I only had one line, and we went on for 10 minutes."
Martin Starr ('Martin')
How do you all keep it so that the dialogue sounds so natural?
Martin Starr: "We've been friends for so long, it's very easy. Absolutely that helps."
How was Katherine Heigl on the set being the straight woman?
Martin Starr: "She was awesome. She fit right in. She was the only one that wasn't familiar with the group that she had to work with and she fit right in. She's a big baller."
Were you guys nice to her?
Martin Starr: "Absolutely. She was really cool. We didn't have to, she fit in. She played rough."