The family comedy Blended sees recently divorced single mom Lauren (Drew Barrymore) on a disastrous blind date with widowed single father Jim (Adam Sandler). When they each sign up separately for an adventurous family vacation at a luxurious African safari resort, they are brought back together, this time with Lauren’s two sons (Kyle Red Silverstein, Braxton Beckham) and Jim’s three daughters (Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann, Alyvia Alyn Lynd).
At the film’s press day, actress Wendi McLendon-Covey (who plays Lauren’s outspoken best friend, Jen) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about being cast pretty late into the shoot, how much fun she had playing the instigator, how easy the chemistry was between her and Drew Barrymore, and how much improvisation she did. She also talked about how gratifying it is to be a part of the only ABC freshman comedy series that got picked up for Season 2, with The Goldbergs, and what she’s most looking forward to with Season 2, as well as her experience working with the very funny cast of Think Like A Man Too, and that she’s gotten to see the film and says it’s funnier than the first one. Check out what she had to say after the jump.