Jennifer Lopez , one of the unofficial queens of the rom-com, is back with her latest addition to the genre, this time mixed with a healthy dose of action .
Lopez and Josh Duhamel starring Shotgun Wedding, follows the two as they gather their families for a destination wedding. But the ceremony was put on hold when the gunmen took all the hostages. The couple must then set out to save their loved ones, which include
Lopez was drawn to the script, she was in “Just Signed to Do Marry Me was going to do it, like, ‘Ah, I don’t want to do another wedding movie,'” she told the Hollywood Reporter at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday. at the screening. “I remember, I was in the bathtub and said, ‘Let me read the script they sent me. Depending on who the director is, it could be really good. Then when we found [director] Jason Moore, I said, ‘Okay, this is going to be fun,’ and we got this great cast.”
Duhamel (in cast quit in his controversy) has known Lo for years Pez, and “knew that we wouldn’t have a hard time connecting in a way that was realistic in the movie, because if we couldn’t do that, the movie wouldn’t be successful, and we discussed that,” he explained. “We talked about trusting each other no matter what; I’m for you, you’re for me, so go ahead and don’t be afraid to do stupid things.”
Coolidge, who plays Duhamel’s mother in the film, He jokes about “pointless” because she’s 01 years older than him, but Calling her “the one” has been my favorite for a long time. We had a great time working together – she’s a very observant person, she sits in the back, she’s dirty, she’s dirty, but she’s hilarious. By the way, you never know what she’s going to do in front of the camera. ”
Unsurprisingly, the cast is filled with Coolidge stories, and Caden recalls how they spent months filming in the Dominican Republic, an actress proud to only Arrived with one suitcase.
However, as Carden teased, Coolidge showed up with seven full-size suitcases, ” White Lotus come alive” with “at least one luggage full of silk kimonos”.
“She will come down for breakfast, I Say, ‘Remind yourself, you can do this D’Arcy. You can wear a silk robe with feathers and lean on your Coolidge,” Caden joked. ‘s advice: Lean on Coolidge. Put on a silk robe.
The film is also filled with stunts, including helicopters, boats and zip lines (the latter of which was recreated on Hollywood Boulevard for guests to slide off the carpet), Duhamel said this was his highlight.
“Part of what I love about doing movies is the action and some stunts,” he continued. “It’s my dream, So for me, I never thought any of them were too crazy. The more they make me do, the better.
Producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Lopez’s partner in their Nuyorican Productions, said her craziest day was when Lopez was doing a stunt and her skirt was A jeep caught and dragged her, but after the filming was over “the dress was left. We all stood there for a second, and Jennifer said, “It’s not…!” It was a split second.
Because Lopez and Duhamel played a normal couple, not professionals, not professionals, director Moore said his approach was to “make We’re making it look like a big James Bond movie, but the people at the center aren’t cops, CIA agents, or Marvel stars, so let them learn how to figure out their powers, and how they act as a team. Couple working together.
He continued, “Jennifer and Josh have known each other, they’ve known each other for a long time, so they accepted that and found a way to break the ice, as the movie progresses Proceeding, they grow closer. ”
Shotgun Wedding Start Streaming 2021 Amazon Prime Video January 11.