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The illusion of chaos|
Kristen, Chris, Rose, Melissa and Paul invite us to the wedding... • Page 2 of 2
At the premieres: McCarthy, Feig,
Wiig and O'Dowd in Dublin (above);
Wiig, Byrne and McCarthy in
Los Angeles (below).
24.Jul.79 • Sydney
26.Aug.70 • Plainfield, Illinois
17.Sep.62 • Royal Oak, Michigan
|B Y R I C H C L I N E|
Melissa, where did your character's costume come from? |
Melissa: I don't know why, but the first time I read it, I just had that exact image of her - everything about her. When I showed up, I had those weird sandals and umpteen racks of clothing in different varieties, and I just kept begging for cropped Dockers, plaid shirts and strings of pearls. It was not a good idea visually, but it was right for her.
Did other wedding movies influence this film?
Did you dream of having a big wedding when you were young?
Have you ever been to a nightmare wedding?
Melissa: The only horrendous wedding I've been to was for a dear, lovely friend in Palm Springs, which is kind of the centre of the sun. And she had it in August.
Kristen: I was there, I was a bridesmaid!
Melissa: Oh my God, that's right! And it was about 115 degrees at 1 o'clock in the afternoon out in the desert, and people mid-ceremony were just cracking open bottles of water and pouring them over their heads. We were eyeing each other like, "I don't care if it works out." And we were supposed to be rooting for them. It was so hot. Kids were going down.
Kristen: I had an anxiety attack, because I was standing up there and it was just wet between my foot and my shoe, and I was going, "Don't pass out! Don't pass out!"
Paul: It was in direct sunlight?
Melissa: It was like high noon, and I thought, "Oh God, if I pass out, please don't let me wet my pants." Because I knew that I was going out.
Chris: That sounds like a prayer you make every morning! "Leave me unsoiled, Lord."
And what about that outrageous wedding shower?
Kristen, was it fun filming bedroom scenes with Jon Hamm?
Kristen: I want to say, "Oh, it was fun!" But then I sound like a big perv. But it was really fun! I think we laughed through the whole thing. Paul made me laugh, the way he was shouting out things for him to do to me. We couldn't write everything out on paper, so it was really like, "Now what can he do?"
Paul: That was like choreographing the world's hardest fight scene. And that's how they faced it too: "OK, I'll take him over here, and then he'll throw me over here."
And Chris, you're now being described as a sex symbol?
So will there be a Bridesmaids 2?
CLARIDGES, LONDON • 10.JUN.11
© 2011 by Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall|
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