Dane Cook My Best Friend's Girl Interview

h3DANECOOKSUPASTORM.h3EXCLUSIVEDaneCookMyBestFriendsGirlInterviewbyPaulFischer.brbrAstandupcomedianfornearlytwodecadesDaneCookismakingquitethereputationthesedaysasaseriousactornotjustacomicone.HedoesbothinhisnewfilmMyBestFriendsGirlinwhichCookplaysTankwhofacestheultimatetestoffriendshipwhenhisbestfriendhireshimtotakehisexgirlfriendKateHudsonoutonalousydateinordertomakeherrealizehowgreatherformerboyfriendis.InthisexclusiveinterviewCooktalkscomedyandactingwithPaulFischer.brbrbrQUESTIONThisisIguesseventhoughitsnotyourfirstleadinamovieitsyourfirstabovethecredits.Thatskindofabigdeal.WhatwastheattractionofthisparticularmovieforyoubrbrbDANECOOKbImeanPaulthefirstthingiswithinpagesofreadingitIwasalreadypacingaroundreadingthescriptwalkingaroundmyhouseandreadinglinesoutloudlaughing.Ijustthoughtitwasahowl.ThethingIwaslookingforinascriptwasImtryingtocontinuetobuildafilmrepertoireafter18successfulyearsofstandupcomedyandImtryingtofigureoutcharactersthatIcanplaythatcapturetheessenceofmystandupbutatthesametimeevolvesandmaturesasafilmactor.WhichyouknowdoingmovieslikeBrooksorDaninRealLifeIgottoreallystepawayfromthecomedic.ButamovielikeMyBestFriendsGirlreallywassomethinginmyforgivemebutinmywheelhouse.AndIthoughtitwasanicewaytocontinuetokeepmyaudiencecoreaudiencehappy.Butworkingnowwithveryestablishedactorsandcomedicactors.KateHudsonandAlecBaldwin.Itwasthebestofseveralworldsinonestory.brbrbrQUESTIONDoyouseethisasbeingbothaconventionalcomediccharacterthatyourfansareusedtoseeingyouplayingaswellasacharacterthatstretchesyoualittlebitbeyondwhatyounormallywouldbeexpectedtodoinacomedybrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsbestfriendsgirl1.jpgalignrightvspace5hspace15bDANECOOKbAbsolutelyPaul.ImeanthisisacharacterthatyouknowIlookedatitascertainlyTankwhenhesinhisTankingmodeisthefurthestthingfromme.ThisisanofilterguywhoisntafraidtobecomethebullintheChinashopatanygivenmoment.AndImcertainlymuchmorereservedandalthoughtenaciousplotacoursethatsabitmoresensitive.Soinaspectofactingthatjumpedoutatme.AndthenawayfromthatitwasjustyouknowIwanttobeabletogetpeoplelaughing.Ijustwanttoreallymakepeoplehaveagreathowl.Andhowoftendoyougettoplayacharacterthatwealllovevillains.YoulovetheDarthVadersyoulovetheHannibalLectors.Itsnotveryoftenyoureadacharacterwhereyougettousethepowersofevilultimatelyintheendforgood.InthatlastsceneinthemoviewhichbookendsyouknowyoufeeltheaudienceactuallyhopinghesgoingtogobackintoTankmode.AndIthinkthatitjustreallycapturesagreatlikeIsaidessenceofmyabilitiesbutatthesametimeIgettoplaythemovievillainwithaheart.Whichisyouknowtheresnottoomanyofthose.brbrbrQUESTIONInfactwhenyougotthescriptoriginallywasthereasmuchofanarctothecharacterasthereisinthefinalmoviebrbrbDANECOOKbSure.ImeanthemoviethatwemadewasthescriptthatIread.TherewasdefinitelyimprovisationalmomentsandacoupleofthingsthatweimplementedthatwethoughtwouldshowoffsomeofmineandJasonorAlecsskillsevenmorefinetuned.ButwhenIreadthescripttheentirearcwasthere.Itwasaguythatwastankingthesedates.AndreallyagainnofilterwithsalaciousbehaviorwhoultimatelykindofmeetshismatchsotospeakwithAlexis.Feelsthecocklesofhisheartstarttovibrate.Andasalittlebitoftheromcomcomesintothisstraightoutcomedyithasaniceendingthattiesyouknowsomethingfortheguysandsomethingforthegirlstogether.Sothatwasalwaystheattractiontomefromthebeginning.IsthattherewasacompletestorythatIdidntfeellikeothercomediesthatIveparticipatedinnecessaryhadtheentirejourneythere.IthinkIdmadesomegreathighlightmomentsincomedies.ButthisisthefirstfilmthatIfeeloldfansandnewfansaregoingtolookatasanentiremoviethattheywouldputalongsideaKnockedUporaWeddingCrashersyouknowmodernromcomswithanedge.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsbestfriendsgirl4.jpgalignleftvspace5hspace15QUESTIONHowdoyouuseyourskillsasastandupcomedianinordertoplaycharacterslikethisbrbrbDANECOOKbYourereallylookingattheverycoreofit.Youknowthefoundationofgreatstandupishonesty.Honestywhetheritstruestoriesofyourlifeorevenmoresosharingwithanaudiencethebeliefsthatyourpointofviewthatyouknowthatlingerinyourcerebellumthere.AndsowhenyourelookingataworldlikethisandespeciallycomingoutofcomedythefirstthingIwanttobeabletodoisputtruthinthere.Youknoweventhecomedy.Iwantittocomeevenifitsreallyoverthetoporifitsbroadorjustwellwrittensomeofthewrittenlines.YouknowwhenTanksaysImgoingtomakeherlosehershitlikeashitcollectorwithamnesia.ImeanwhenIreadthatlineIwaslikeOh.JustasacomedianasanactortobeabletonailacomedicoutrageouslinelikethatYouwanttobeabletouseeverythingyouvelearned.Andcertainlythatcomesfrombeingtruthfulandatthesametimetheconfidencetodeliverlineslikethat.Andthatsyouknowfrombeingroadtestedafter18yearsinfrontofaudiences.IknowwhatpeoplewantfrommeandIknowwhatworksbestcomingfromme.brbrbrQUESTIONNowhaveyougivenuponthestanduporareyougoingtogobackontheroadatsomepointbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsbestfriendsgirl6.jpgalignrightvspace5hspace15bDANECOOKbImworkingharderthaneveronmynewalbum.IvebeeninthelabasIlovinglycallit.Beeninthecomedyclubseverynight.AndhaveabrandnewhourofmaterialthatImhopingtorecordasaspecialandaCDinprobablythelatewinter.Andwerelookingatspringforanothertourandanewrelease.brbrbrQUESTIONNowwhenyouweregrowingupDanewasitcomedyoractingthatkindofinterestedyouasayoungsterbrbrbDANECOOKbOhcomedy.Absolutelycomedy.ImeanImafanoffilmandcertainlygrewupinafamilythatlovedyouknowwewereaverymusicalfamily.Andyouknowmoviesandskitsinmyhouse.Wewerealwaysdressingupandplayingcharactersanythingtoamuseoneanotherorentertainoneanother.ButcomedyIwouldwatchcomedythewayaracecarenthusiastjustwantstowatchall100lapsall500laps.IwantedtoknowwhatmadethatwhatmadeJohnnyCarsonsogoodatmakingitlooklikeitwasabsolutelyeffortless.HowmanyyearswentintothatIwasalreadytryingtofigureoutthescienceofcomedyfromayoungage.AndIknewIwantedtobeacomedianfromprobablyabout11or12yearsoldiswhenItoldmyfamilyImgoingtobeastandupcomediansomeday.brbrbrQUESTIONAndtheytookyouseriouslyIpresume.brbrbDANECOOKbYeah.EspeciallymyMom.MyMomknewrightawaythatIhadasenseofhumor.AndsheknewfromthefirstmomentthatIutteredthosewordsshebelievedinmeandknewsheprettymuchknewwhatIwouldaccomplishbeforeIevenbelievedinit.YouknowmyDadwasalittlebitmorerealworldandyouknowhadtokindoftrytotalkmeintoPlanB.Buttherewasnohavingit.Iwasgoingtograduatehighschoolandbeinnightclubsthenextweek.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsbestfriendsgirl5.jpgalignleftvspace5hspace15QUESTIONWereyouabitofaclassclownbrbrbDANECOOKbNo.NoIwasveryintrovertedandquiteshy.IhadtogetthroughalotofanxietywhichIdealtwithprettymuchupuntilgraduatinghighschool.Youwouldneverifyouknewmeat1718yearsoldyouwouldneverhavebelievedIwasgoingtobeaperformer.Ihadpanicattacksandwasverytroubledwhenitcametocommunicatingwithpeople.SoittookalotofyearsandhardworkformetoturnmyselfinsideoutandenjoywhatIwantedtoshare.brbrbrQUESTIONThatsinteresting.DoyoufindactingandcomedyalmostareleaseforyouassomeonewhosintrovertedbrbrbDANECOOKbIcansayPaulthatstandupcomedyIvesaidthisbeforebutitsavedmylifeanditgavemealife.IreallyitsglamoroustomeasitisfromthefirstdayIsteppedonstageaplacethatIcanstandandsharemyideasthoughtspossibilitiestruths.Youknowliketherapybutatthesametimejustaformofescapismandentertainment.Andnobodycaneditthat.Theresnostandardsandpractices.ItsaglamorousthingtomeandIreallyhavealotofrespectforthecraftofcomedyandthepeoplethatdoit.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsbestfriendsgirl2.jpgalignrightvspace5hspace15QUESTIONHowsurprisedareyoubyyourownevolutionasanactorbrbrbDANECOOKbImenjoyingitprobablymoresonowthanever.IfeellikeIveplayedsomereallygreatrolesthathavehelpedtobuildafoundation.AndnowImstartingtogetoffersandopportunitiesthatareverymatureandquitedifferentfromsomeofthestandardcomedyfareordramaticfarethatsoutthere.SoyeahlookforwardtoseeingpeoplewatchwhatImabouttodointhenextcoupleofyears.brbrbrQUESTIONWhatkindofstuffareyousignedupforatthemomentbrbrbDANECOOKbWellitsverytrickyrightnowPaulbecauseyouknowthiscommunityisinsuchafluxwithstrikesandthingsbeingshuffledaroundandmovedthatbasicallywhatImdoingisplayingthepatiencegameandfocusingonstandupcomedy.ThereisafewdirectorsthatIvereadandmetwithacoupleofthingsthatareIguessblinkingyellowlightsastheywouldsayouthere.SoassoonasschedulescomeupandIcanprobablytalkmoreaboutspecificprojects.ButIdontwanttojinxanythingyet.RightnowIllbeintheclubsdoingmystandupandtalkingaboutMyBestFriendsGirl.brbrbrQUESTIONAndIpresumeitllbetheseclubsaroundthecountryAreyoutravelingthecountryorareyougoingtotheparticularregionalareasbrbrbDANECOOKbYeahIvebeenpoppinginandoutofafewplacesaroundthecountry.ButforthemostpartjustbasedoutofmyfavoriteclubinthecountrywhichisTheLaughFactoryinLosAngeles.Andjustgettingupthereeverynight.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsbestfriendsgirls.jpgalignleftvspace5hspace15h3MyBestFriendsGirlh3StarringDaneCookKateHudsonJasonBiggsAlecBaldwinLizzyCaplanbrDirectorHowardDeutchbrGenreComediesbrbrAmasteratseducingandoffendingwomenTankisaprofessionalMyBestFriendsGirl.WhenguysgetdumpedtheyhireTanktotaketheirexgirlfriendsoutontheworstdateoftheirlivesanexperiencesohorribleitsendsthemrunning...AmasteratseducingandoffendingwomenTankisaprofessionalMyBestFriendsGirl.WhenguysgetdumpedtheyhireTanktotaketheirexgirlfriendsoutontheworstdateoftheirlivesanexperiencesohorribleitsendsthemrunninggratefullybacktotheirbeaus.SowhenTanksbestfriendDustinisdumpedbyhisnewgirlfriendTanknaturallyofferstohelpout...andendsupmeetingthechallengeofalifetime.SmartbeautifulandheadstrongAlexisisthefirstgirlwhoknowshowtocallhisbluffandTanksoonfindshimselftornbetweenhisloyaltytoDustinandhisloveforhisbestfriendsgirl.brbrAnoutrageoussexynoholdsbarredromanticcomedyLionsgatesMyBestFriendsGirlstarsDaneCookandKateHudsonandisdirectedbyHowardDeutchfromascriptbyJordanCahan.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsbestfriendsgirl7.jpgalignleftvspace5hspace15


 



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