Video:Renee Zellweger and Leatherheads Cast Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Oscar-winner Renee Zellweger joined the mostly male cast of the comedy movie 'Leatherheads' for the film's premiere in Hollywood. Zellweger is one of the only females in the movie but she's totally at home around football and football fans.See Transcript
Transcript:Renee Zellweger and Leatherheads Cast InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Leatherheads.
Renee Zellweger ('Lexie Littleton')
Renee, how easy was it for you to get that rapid-fire dialogue going?
Renee Zellweger: "There was some homework. There was some late, late, late nights with homework, my pen and my pencil because, you know, you drop the ball on that and it's spoiled the whole thing. You let the air out of the balloon with the tension between the guy and the gal. And most of who she is is right there in how she delivers, because she's never at a loss. She's never ineloquent. She's never grasping for what she's going to say next, like, say now with me."
And the football you love football.
Renee Zellweger: "Yes, ma'am."
So was it tough not to go out there and want to be part of the action?
Renee Zellweger: "I got in trouble. I did. I did. I was watching them throw the ball and I had to play. I just wanted to play. And I looked like an idiot in those shoes and that hat and that jacket when those paparazzi guys snapped it and caught me. And my boss came out [[i]the boss she's referring to is George Clooney[/i]] because he saw what was going on and he said, 'Put that down! What are you doing?' I said, 'I just had to. Everybody's playing. It's just fun and I just want to play.' And he said, 'Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! You put that down! What am I going to do when I've got a close-up of you and your nose is over here because you missed. Put it down!'"
Malcolm Goodwin ('Bakes')
Tell me about working with George Clooney. Was it easier to work with George Clooney the director or George Clooney the actor?
Malcolm Goodwin: "The hats were coming off so fast, it was kind of just George. It was just George. He made it look so effortless, just directing and writing, producing, acting. He made it look very, very easy. And the days weren't long days at all. I mean, we were just kind of in and out, to the bar, back on set. It was just a good time. It was absolutely painless."
Painless? Even working in the mud and stuff?
Malcolm Goodwin: "You know, working in the mud We were having a lot of fun. We had a lot of mud fights and stuff. The only thing that's uncomfortable was the mud, it dries up and it gets hard. We're like statues and the mud is cracking between takes. That was the only uncomfortable part of the mud scenes. But overall it was a good time. You've got a bunch of guys who love football, playing in the mud, doing a George Clooney movie."
Tim Griffin ('Ralph')
How tough is it to get that screwball comedy type of tone?
Tim Griffin: "With this group? Not at all. I mean, I shouldn't speak to George's toughness in editing our silliness together but every day was just a joy. This was like being with an extended family forever. And it really was we really bonded as a group. I know people always say that but this was, because of the way George runs the productions, top to bottom cast, crew, stunts I mean, I still hang out with these people every other day. We're having a contest. Wayne Duvall who plays the coach was in Apollo 13. He apparently gets together with those guys from the Mission Control room every week. Might be one of them, two of them, but they always get together for lunch. I said, 'Leatherheads is going to top that,' and we've lived up to that. I just saw these guys all last night. It's a real joy. They're real friends."
So maybe there will be a sequel then.
Tim Griffin: "Leatherheads 2: Electric Boogaloo. You heard it here first."