Video:Love Happens - Jennifer Aniston Interviewwith Rebecca Murray
Jennifer Aniston stars in the romantic drama 'Love Happens' written and directed by Brandon Camp. At the film's world premiere, Aniston, Camp and composer Christopher Young discussed romantic films and what sets this one apart.See Transcript
Transcript:Love Happens - Jennifer Aniston InterviewRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the world premiere of Universal Pictures' Love Happens.
Jennifer Aniston – 'Eloise' in Love Happens
Why does this movie say about love?
Jennifer Aniston: "What does it say? It says it's everywhere – and it happens."
What sets this one apart from another romantic movie that's out there? What makes this one special?
Jennifer Aniston: "Well, it's just the themes of it. We're always going to be telling love stories until the end of time and it's just sort of the backdrop of this one is very unique. A man dealing with grief and loss of his beloved, and trying to move on and find it again."
Love Happens Writer/Director Brandon Camp
Making your feature film directorial debut is a little different than just writing the screenplay. So what was that process like?
Brandon Camp: "Well, you know, I grew up on sets. My father was in the film industry. We wrote, directed and produced all of the Benji movies. So I've always felt at home on a set, so the transition actually wasn't so great for me. The bigger transition was realizing that the director in me could actually fire the writer in me at times. Because the writer, you know, I'm sitting there at the computer and making sure that every single word is crafted perfectly. And then you get on set and you realize when you're working with talented actors and actresses like Aaron Eckhart, Martin Sheen and Jen Aniston, they can convey a lot of this with just a single look. So I could just fire the writer in me. It was great."
Did you ever have any arguments with yourself on that?
Brandon Camp: "Oh, only every day."
And getting this cast – right out of the box you get these guys to direct.
Brandon Camp: "It was amazing. It was a dream come true. I mean, I never ever thought that I would be working with this kind of caliber of talent. To be working with the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart and Martin Sheen, it was a dream come true. I couldn't believe it. I had to pinch myself. Even on the first day of shooting I kept waiting to wake up. 'This can't be reality. Is this really happening?'"
You mentioned all those guys but you didn't mention the parrot. That must have been your toughest directing task.
Brandon Camp: "Yeah. There's no doubt about it. We burned through thousands and thousands of feet of film trying to get that performance. But you know what? He steals the movie. He really steals the show."
Love Happens Composer Christopher Young
So does it really matter, the genre of the movie that you're scoring? You usually do horror movies and now you're doing a love story.
Christopher Young: "I do horror movies more than I do any other kinds of movies. Suspense films, I do do action films and I do do dramas on occasions. But yes, this is very different. I'm lucky. I'm very, very blessed in that my brain is able to think in a multitude of musical ways. Nobody likes to get typecast, that's for sure. And I just happen to be one of the lucky guys who has not gotten typecasted. Yes, I'm the go-to guy for the spooky movies. But you know what? This guy can also do these other kinds of movies and do them pretty well."
Do you enjoy one type over the other?
Christopher Young: "No. What matters is that I…again, my brain needs to try different things. I thank my lucky stars I didn't become just a horror guy or just a suspense guy, because I would have gone mad. You start burning out."
But you're also like the go-to guy now for Sam Raimi, right?
Christopher Young: "Sam Raimi has been very kind to me. I'm very blessed that he has shown an interest in what I've been doing for him lately. You never know when the party's going to be over, but he loved what I did in Spider-Man 3. He loved what I did in The Gift. He loved what I did on The Grudge that he produced. So hopefully he'll hire me for 4 and 5."
So you're not signed on for Spider-Man 4 yet?
Christopher Young: "I'm not yet. I think so. But you never know. As I say, don't count your chickens."