Video:Love Happens - Dan Fogler Interviewwith Rebecca Murray
Dan Fogler plays the manager of a self-help guru (Aaron Eckhart) in 'Love Happens,' a romantic drama also starring Jennifer Aniston. On the red carpet in LA, Fogler talked about his character, the genre, and an upcoming Sam Kenison project.See Transcript
Transcript:Love Happens - Dan Fogler InterviewRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the world premiere of Universal Pictures' Love Happens.
Dan Fogler – 'Lane' in Love Happens
So you play Aaron Eckhart's manager?
Dan Fogler: "Yeah. Aaron is like a self-help guru, kind of like a Tony Robbins-inspired guy who helps people grieve with loss. And I play his manager. And he himself is like…he hasn't really dealt with his own emotions and his own issues, he's sort of a loose cannon and so I'm constantly trying to wrangle him and get him places on time, and freaking out about it. That's my character."
Do you know people like this? Is your manager like that for you?
Dan Fogler: "No, because I'm pretty reliable, I think. You know, I end up where [I'm supposed to be]. But the mothering, like I've been in that situation. Early on when I first started dealing with these lines, there are definitely like a little cloud of people around you. 'Okay, all right. Make sure you get there. Okay honey.' 'Okay, thanks mom,' it's like that, but once you get used to it. But yeah, that is familiar."
And this is a romantic story. Is this the type of movie that you would go see? Are you a guy that's into romance?
Dan Fogler: "I think that everyone will get something out of this movie because it deals with really deep, cathartic…You'll cry at the end of the movie, whoever you are. I don't care who you are. But you're also going to get the romance and you're going to get the comedy. You're going to get a little bit of everything. But this is probably the kind of movie that my fiancée would just be like, 'Ohhh, I'm going to make popcorn.' We'd sit up and watch it at night. And I'm just like, 'Oh god, oh now I'm crying.' One of those."
Do you really cry at movies?
Dan Fogler: "Yeah. You know, I have to be able to access my emotions. I train a lot watching movies."
Did I read that you're actually going to star in a biopic on Sam Kenison?
Dan Fogler: "Yeah."
Are you doing that?
Dan Fogler: "Yeah, if I can keep from losing my voice I think so."
Do you have to go back and study films of his shows?
Dan Fogler: "Yeah. I had like for two weeks I sat with his stuff and I watched it – tapes and everything. We did a little glorified screentest for it that's floating around on Youtube. You can probably see that. But yeah, when it's go time I'm going to immerse myself in everything Kenison."
You're going to have to go real dark for that.
Dan Fogler: "Yeah, he's a sad clown."