Jessica Rothe on Happy Death Day 2U, La La Land & Engagement
Articles,  Blog

Jessica Rothe on Happy Death Day 2U, La La Land & Engagement


♪ ♪ HOW ARE YOU DOIN’?>>I’M GREAT.>>Jimmy: HOW IS IT GOING AROUND SAYING I’M IN A NEW MOVIE CALLED “HAPPY DEATH DAY TO YOU”?>>THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF TERROR. BUT IT’S OKAY.>>Jimmy: IS THERE A LOT OF TERROR? I’VE HEARD IT’S SIMILAR TO GROUND HOG DAY.>>IT’S LIKE SCREAM WITH 16 CANDLES, A LITTLE BACK TO THE FUTURE TWO. WE COVER ALL THE GENRES. A LOT OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.>>Jimmy: YOU DIE OVER AND OVER AGAIN. >>I THINK THE LAST KOUCOUNT IS OVER 20.>>Jimmy: IS IT FUN TO DIE? NONE OF US KNOW IF IT’S FUN TO DIE, BUT TO BE KILLED ON FILM OVER AND OVER IN VARIOUS WAYS.>>IT KIND OF IS. OUR WRITER/DIRECTOR WHO IS A GENIUS WROTE ALL THESE TWISTED, FUN WAYS FOR ME TO DIE. ONE OF THE GAMES WE WOULD PLAY ON SET IS WHAT ARE THE WAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE JESSICA DIE, SOME OF THEM MADE IT ON TO FILM.>>Jimmy: IT’S A BRAINSTORMING.>>YEAH. IS THERE THERE’S A LOT OF LOVE THERE. ONE OF MY FAVORITE ONES.>>Jimmy: YOU HAVE A FAVORITE WAY OF DYING.>>MY MOTHER PROBABLY HATES T I JUMP OUT OF A PLANE IN A BIKINI WITHOUT A PARACHUTE.>>Jimmy: WHY WAS YOUR FAVORITE?>>I DID THE WHOLE THING FOR REAL. THEY BROUGHT IN THE SHELF AN AIRPL SHELL OF AN AIRPLANE AND I JUMPED OUT ONTO A TON OF PADS. YOU SEE ME FALLING IN SLOW MOTION IN FRONT OF A SCENE THAT’S HAPPENING, AND I’M FLIPPING OFF THE CAMERA AND MAKING THIS CRAZY FACE, AND THE ONLY WAY THAT THEY COULD GET THAT SHOT, BECAUSE I WAS IN A BEKE BIKINI, I COULDN’T WEAR A HARNESS, SO THEY HAD TO BUILD LIKE A DUNK TANK.>>Jimmy: THEY TOLD US WE CAN’T BUILD A HARNESS, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET YOU WET IN THIS BIKINI?>>I DIDN’T ACTUALLY GET WET.>>Jimmy: IT WAS AN EMPTY DUNK TANK?>>NO, IT WAS LIKE THIS WOODEN PLATFORM THAT THEY WOULD RAISE UP. AND I WOULD HAVE TO TENSE MY BODY IN WHATEVER SHAPE I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN, BECAUSE BY THE TIME THEY SAY THEY’RE DROPPING YOU, YOU’RE ALREADY TO THE MAT.>>Jimmy: DOES YOUR MOTHER LIKE SEEING YOU DIE IN THESE MOVIES?>>I WOULDN’T SAY IT’S HER FAVORITE THING.>>Jimmy: I WOULD THINK THAT WOULD BE UPSETTING AS A PARENT.>>MY PARENTS ARE SO SUPPORTIVE AND THE BEST HUMANS IN THE WORLD. BUT AS EXCITED AS THEY ARE ABOUT THIS FRANCHISE NOW, THEY, I THINK, ARE A LITTLE TREPIDACIOUS ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE TO WATCH ME DYING NUMEROUS TIMES. NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU DREAM OF WHEN YOU THINK OF WHAT DO I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO DO WHEN SHE GROWS UP.>>Jimmy: DIE IS DEFINITELY NOT ON THE LIST.>>NO.>>Jimmy: YOU DIDN’T DIE AT ALL IN “LA, LA LAND,” RIGHT?>>NO.>>Jimmy: WHEN YOU THERE WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED IT WON AND THEN IT DIDN’T?>>NO, I WAS AT A BAR WITH MY FRIENDS EATING TACOS.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>EVERYBODY CHEERED, AND I DID A SHOT OF TEQUILA, AND I RAN TO THE BATHROOM TO FIX MY MAKEUP, AND WHEN I CAME OUT, EVERYBODY WAS LIKE SOMEONE HAD DIED. I WENT BACK AND WATCHED, AND YOU HANDLED IT VERY GRACEFULLY. EVERYBODY DID.>>Jimmy: IT IS FUNNY YOU DIDN’T STAY TO WATCH THE SPEECH FROM THE PRODUCERS WHO HIRED YOU TO BE ON THE MOVIE BY THE WAY. GREAT, CONGRATULATIONS, I’M GOING TO THE TOILET.>>I GOT TO GO. I DIDN’T WANT TO BE LATE FOR THE PARTY. WHICH SOUNDS — >>Jimmy: YOU NEVER WANT TO BE LATE FOR THE PARTY.>>I’M NOT GOOD AT BEING FASHIONABLY LATE.>>Jimmy: WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY? DO YOU HAVE A PLAN?>>ACTUALLY, MY FIANCE.>>Jimmy: WHEN DID YOU GET ENGAGED?>>NEW YEAR’S EVE.>>Jimmy: RECENT. WAS IT A SURPRISE?>>YEAH, IT WAS. I HAD AN INKLING ONLY BECAUSE MY FAMILY DID AN AMAZING JOB NOT TELLING ME. THEY KNEW SINCE THANKSGIVING. HE TOLD EVERYBODY. WHICH WAS VERY GENEROUS OF HIM. BUT MY MOM AND SISTER WERE BEING VERY PUSHY ABOUT GETTING MANICURES, WHICH WE NEVER DO, AND I WAS LIKE, WE’RE IN THE MOUNTAINS IN COLORADO, WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE ME GO OUT IN THE BLIZZARD AND GET MY NAILS PAINTED. AND I NOTICED AT ONE POINT MY SISTER AND ME ONSAY FIANCE WERE TO EACH OTHER, BUT THEY WERE LIKE STANDING BACK TO BACK. WHAT’S GOING ON? AND I KNEW KIND OF, AND I WAS SO NERVOUS, AND WE WENT ON THIS HIKE UP THIS TRAIL BEHIND MY PARENTS’ HOUSE THAT WE ALWAYS GO ON, AND WE BROUGHT OTHER DOG, AND THE WHOLE HIKE UP. I WAS CONVINCING MYSELF HE WASN’T GOING TO PROPOSE, BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO CALL YOUR FRIEND AND TELL HER WHAT A DUMMY YOU ARE. AND I START BABBLING. AND I ASKED HIM WHAT HIS FAVORITE TV SHOW WAS WHEN HE WAS A KID.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THE NEWLYWED SHOW.>>I THINK HIS ANSWER WAS I DIDN’T WATCH TV, I WAS WATCHING MOVIES. BECAUSE HE WAS BEHIND ME LOSING HIS [ BLEEP ] BECAUSE HE WAS FREAKING OUT. HE PULLED OUT THIS BEAUTIFUL BOX HE HAND-MADE FROM A PIECE OF WOOD FROM THE GROVE OF TREES WE WERE IN THAT HE HAD PICKED UP THREE YEARS BEFORE, AND IT WAS MY GRANDMA’S RING. IFLY S IF I HAD SAID NO, I WOULD HAVE BEEN [ BLEEP ].>>Jimmy: IF YOU HAD SAID NO, THE PRODUCER OF THE MOVIE WOULD HAVE SHOVED YOU OFTEN THE MOUNTAIN. ONE MORE DEATH.>>WHO CARES ANYMORE. BUT WE CRIED. WE BOTH CRIED AND WE REALIZED OUR DOG WAS TAURNING INTO TURNI POPSICLE SO WE RAN DOWN THE MOUNTAIN SCREAMING.>>Jimmy: JESSICA ROTHE! “HAPPY DEATH DAY 2 U” IS IN THEATERS NOW.

34 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *