Rashida Jones Talks CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER, Working With the MUPPETS and Ron Swanson

     August 2, 2012


With director Lee Toland Krieger‘s romantic comedy/drama Celeste and Jesse Forever opening this weekend, I recently got to talk with Rashida Jones.  In the film, Andy Samberg stars with Jones as a divorcing couple who are having trouble maintaining their intense friendship while living together and pursuing other relationships.  In addition, Jones co-wrote the script, and it’s a great mix of realistic comedy and drama.  It’s definitely recommended.  Celeste and Jesse also stars Elijah Wood, Chris Messina and Emma Roberts.

During my interview with Jones we talked about her inspiration for writing the script, deleted scenes, what changed on set, improv, and more.  In addition, I asked her whether it’s better to have written a great movie, worked with the Muppets, or getting to work with Ron Swanson (on Parks and Recreation).  Hit the jump to watch.

celeste-and-jesse-forever-movie-image-andy-samberg-rashida-jonesFinally, click here to watch my video interview with Ari Graynor, and here’s my interview with director Lee Toland Krieger and co-writer Will McCormack.

Rashida Jones

  • Better to have written a great movie, worked with the Muppets, or getting to work with Ron Swanson everyday.
  • How did the film change along the way
  • Talks about actors writing their own material to get a good project.  Talks about how she watched Jason Segel writing Forgetting Sarah Marshall and that was an inspiration
  • How was it on set in terms of sticking to the script versus improv
  • Deleted scenes talk




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