Hello, PopWatchers! I am back in New York City, trying to come down off the Rocky Mountain high of Sundance, and while it’s great to be home I must confess that I’m going through a bit of withdrawal. Thus, the Utah-related posts will continue here for the next couple of days, as I dispense my last bits of info. Here’s the schedule, if you want to pencil it in:
Later today: My recap of the fest, including the obligatory list of things.
Tomorrow: The final two interviews in my award-winning series, "Three Depressing Issues and the Men Who Brought Them To Sundance So I Could Get Really Sad About the State of the World." (See the first installment here.)
But now, because I need a quick break from all the thinking, I am happy to present the transcript of what happened when I sat down with the lovely and talented Anna Faris (pictured), star of Scary Movie and Waiting, who came to Sundance with Smiley Face, which is, I believe, the first-ever stoner comedy to star a chick in the lead role. Think of it as Harold and Kumar Go Inside Anna Faris’ Brain. Think of her as the Dude, abiding. Think of this interview as the least professional thing either of us did while we were there. I bring it to you largely because I need something to break up the existential torment and pain that every other movie I watched for the last 10 days seemed to visit upon my fragile mental state. And because honestly, I just think Anna Faris is funny as pants.
Is this your first Sundance?
What were you here for?
May? Did you ever see that movie?
Oh. No. Don’t be mad.
Is this interview over now?
It’s a funny little movie.
I’ll check it out. How is this Sundance comparing and contrasting to last time?
Last time I had a supporting role, in a movie that wasn’t in contention. This movie isn’t in contention either, but last time was much more low profile. This, I’m like the lead…
You’re not "like" the lead. This entire movie is 2 hours of your face.
Do you know what that’s like to watch? Especially when I’m slack-jawed, and double-chinned, and like uhhhhh… It’s painful. It’s painful, definitely. Like, why couldn’t I just close my mouth? Just once?
What were moments especially that you were mortified by?
You know, it was a combination of being mortified and being proud. ‘Cause I was also like, well, good for me. Good for me, then, for showing my butt crack. Twice.
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