Opening this weekend is the Jennifer Lopez & Alex O’Loughlin romantic comedy The Back-up Plan. To help promote the film, I recently got to interview the two stars as a reporter for our partners at Omelete. While I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down to do the interview, I’ll admit it turned out a lot better than I expected. Also, the interview featured a lot of laughter. Perhaps it was due to the questions I asked from the people that follow me on Twitter. But more than likely, it was a combo between the questions and good luck. Trust me, JLo was a lot funnier than I expected and I promise she’ll make you laugh as you watch. We even talked about Anaconda. I couldn’t believe it. Hit the jump for the interview and more on The Back-up Plan:
Here’s the interview. The synopsis for The Back-up Plan is further down the page. If you watch the interview…make sure you stay till the end…
Jennifer Lopez & Alex O’Loughlin
- Have they been to Brazil
- Did they go after the project or did it come after them
- Twitter talk
- If you could go to NYC for one day, where would you go and why
- Lots of back and forth between Jennifer and Alex…
- A funny Twitter question for Alex
The Back-up Plan is a comedy that explores dating, love, marriage and family “in reverse.”
After years of dating, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has decided waiting for the right one is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes a doctor’s appointment and decides to go it alone. That same day, Zoe meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin) – a man with real possibilities.
Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hide the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe and creates confusing signals for Stan. When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan considers his unusual future but eventually says he’s in. Never before has love seen a courtship where a wild night of sex involves three in a bed – Stan, Zoe and the ever-present massive pregnancy pillow. The real pregnancy test comes when both of them realize they really don’t know each other outside of hormonal chaos and birth preparations. With the nine month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other.
Jennifer Lopez (Monster-In-Law, Shall We Dance) and Alex O’Loughlin (August Rush) star in The Back-up Plan for CBS Films, the film division within CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS). Ensemble cast includes: Anthony Anderson, Danneel Harris, Linda Lavin, Eric Christian Olsen, Michaela Watkins, Melissa McCarthy and Noureen DeWulf.
Alan Poul (“Swingtown” and “Six Feet Under”) is directing. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch (The Pursuit of Happyness, Knowing) are producing through their Escape Artists banner. Kate Angelo (“Will & Grace,” “What About Brian”) wrote the screenplay.