So I’m sure you know by now (especially if you’ve been keeping up with my blog updates) that DELIVERY MAN hit theaters over the weekend! I’ve already seen the film more than once and it had me laughing (and shedding a few tears!) each time. If you have a moment after reading this blog post, be sure to check out experience on the red carpet premiere of Delivery Man, as well as my review of the film and interview with Vince Vaughn. In the film Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Zero Dark Thirty) plays Brett, who is the best friend and lawyer of Vince’s character David. Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Avengers) plays Emma, who is pregnant with David’s child.
Cobie was the first one to arrive! Chris was running a little late due to traffic issues. His wife, actress Anna Faris, was so kind enough to tweet out that they were late using our official event hashtag #DeliveryManEvent!! How awesome is that? (Thanks Anna!). Before Chris arrived, we chatted with Cobie on how she become involved with the film. She noted that she had been a fan of the the French Canadian film Starbuck which Delivery Man is based off of. Cobie was a huge fan of the script and characters. Plus being Canadian, she loved that it was originally a Candadian film! Once she heard Vince Vaughn was attached to the film, she decided to go ahead and audition. Good thing she did, because as you can probably guess since we interviewing her… she got the role. It wasn’t long before Chris arrived!
As with the other interviews I’ve been posting, below I’ve included some highlights. Both Chris and Cobie were super-friendly and easy to interview. They seemed very genuinely happy to be part of the film
How did being a mom affect your role?
COBIE: This movie is really all about parenting. It’s all about what it takes to be a parent. So I automatically connected with that at the same time. I was pregnant in this film, and I remember just crazy emotions that come into play when you’re pregnant. I think that one of the things that I know I crave and I think that pregnant women do crave is stability. You’re in this situation where especially if it’s your first child a lot of things are unknown. In terms of this movie, the character of Emma, she has a very unreliable partner so she’s just sort of trying to figure all that out.
CHRIS: Well for me, my son was had just been born when I was doing this movie. I think he was maybe two months old. So for me I wasn’t necessarily able to relate to my character’s journey as a father in this movie because he’s like so overwhelmed with the idea of being a father. I was still finding every little tiny thing endlessly fascinating about my own son. I did miss him a lot. So there were moments in the performance where I needed to just stare off into space and think about something that bummed me out. The fact that I was away from him was something that I could go to if I needed to so that was, that was my way out.