The indie romantic comedy Life Partners highlights the co-dependent friendship of Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs), who spend more time hanging out with each other and watching reality TV than they do venturing out into the dating world. But when Paige meets Tim (Adam Brody), they start getting serious and Sasha starts to feel cast aside by her best friend.
At the film’s press day, actress Gillian Jacobs spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how good it feels to be in a female-driven comedy, what got her interested in comedy, in the first place, why she wanted to be a part of Life Partners, what drew her to her character, her natural chemistry with Leighton Meester, and how close the finished product is to the original script. She also talked about her directorial debut, a short documentary about computer programmer Grace Hopper, the crazy journey that her TV series Community has taken, to get to its sixth season now for Yahoo, signing on for the Judd Apatow comedy series Love for Netflix, and doing an arc on HBO’s Girls. Check out what she had to say after the jump.