I’m going to tell you something shocking. It’s probably something you won’t believe….I really liked “The House Bunny.” While it’s clearly “Revenge of the Nerds” for girls, Anna Farris is so good as Shelley Darlington, a Playboy Bunny who teaches an awkward sorority about the opposite sex….that I couldn’t help but get pulled into the movie and laugh a lot. Seriously…it’s much better than you think.
A few weeks ago, I was able to interview Anna as a reporter for the website Omelete. As most of you know, Omelete and Collider are partners; it’s why you see the Omelete logo in all our videos. Anyway, when they were offered a TV spot for this junket…they sent me.
During my time with Anna we talked about how the project came together, what it was like to film at the Playboy mansion, and how did she deal with wearing all the revealing clothing in the movie. As you can see below the interview…she doesn’t wear much.
And before getting to the interview, here’s the official synopsis in case you want to know more about the film. “The House Bunny” opens this weekend at theaters everywhere.
Shelley Darlington (Anna Faris) has lived at the Playboy mansion for the last nine years. She is Hef’s favorite and acts like a den mother to the other girls. On her birthday, she is unceremoniously evicted from Hef’s pad for ‘being too old.’ With nowhere to go, fate delivers her to the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. Unless they can sign a new pledge class, the seven socially clueless women will lose their house to the scheming girls of Phi Iota Mu. In order to accomplish their goal, they need Shelley to teach them the ways of makeup and men; at the same time, Shelley needs some of what the Zetas have – a sense of individuality. The combination leads all the girls to learn how to stop pretending and start being themselves.
- She talks about how she pitched it to the studios
- I ask what he experience was like filming at the Playboy mansion – she talks about meeting Hugh Hefner and more
- How is she like or dislike Shelly – her character in the movie
- She talks about her clothing in the movie…let’s just say it’s kind of revealing
- I ask if she’s going to be back on Entourage anytime soon
- She talks about some of her upcoming projects like Observe and Report