27 Dresses Interviews - Katherine Heigl and Krysten Ritter
Which actress played a quirky girl?
Katherine Heigl: "I think because, well, for me personally I love these kinds of movies. It's why I wanted to be in one. I've wished to be in one like this my whole career. I love a really fun and good romantic comedy. Everybody's going to know within the first five minutes what's going to happen, but it's a really fun journey getting there. I think that you really like the characters. It's silly and it's funny, and there's some great sort of interaction between the characters. I think by the end you're rooting for everybody. I was at least."
You're not dressed 'goth' tonight, but your character is. So tell me about wearing that in the movie.
Krysten Ritter: "Well it was really anytime I get to wear something weird or different and look different, I like that because I end up being sometimes like 'wacky outfit girl.' Because I'm quirky so then they'll put you in wacky patterns and, you know, whatever."
And you like that? That's okay with you?
Krysten Ritter: "Yeah. I mean, I like looking different in as many things as possible and not getting typecast or stereotyped."
But aren't you afraid you'll get typecast as the quirky girl?
Krysten Ritter: "Oh no, I change it up. I'll do quirky then goth, then a junkie "
Working with Katherine Heigl in this, how was that on the set?
Krysten Ritter: "She's a really cool chick. She's really down to earth. You know, she's done a lot. She's been in the business for a long time. I've been in the business five years so when you look at someone like that, you're like, 'Wow, cool.'"
What was the appeal of this type of script for you?
Krysten Ritter: "Well, they gave me the part so That's kind of how it goes."
And you've got a lot of movies coming up, too.
Krysten Ritter: "It's been a good year so far and I hope that 2008 is better. I can't complain. I'm greedy for work and so far I've been getting a lot of it."
You play Ashton Kutcher's girlfriend in What Happens in Vegas. Tell me a little about that one.
Krysten Ritter: "I play his sexy, role-playing kinky sex girlfriend so like no strings attached, really cool chick. It was fun working with him. And Cameron Diaz was awesome. She's a really cool chick. It was a good set. Everybody was really accessible and welcoming and warm. You never know when you get to a set with big stars like that. You don't know if you should just keep your mouth shut and stand in the corner. But everybody was really cool."
Are you a romantic comedy type of person? Is that the type of film you'd choose to go to?
Krysten Ritter: "Me? I don't think so. I see whatever. I just saw There Will Be Blood. I just saw No Country for Old Men, The Savages."
Peyton List: "I play Katherine Heigl younger the young Jane. I pretty much open the movie. Since she's been a bridesmaid 27 times, I open up the movie the first time she's been a bridesmaid."
Did you get to hang out with Katherine at all?
Peyton List: "Well, I was going to meet her but she was sick so I didn't get to see her. But I'll get to see her today."
Have you ever heard of a bridesmaid who runs from wedding to wedding to wedding?
Antonia van der Meer: "Modern Bride just ran an 'Always a Bridesmaid' contest because we knew that there were girls out there like that. Maybe not 27 times, but close to. We did find girls entering that had been a bridesmaid a dozen times or more."
Do you have any advice for those types of people?
Antonia van der Meer: "Well, every time you do it is special. You may feel that it's happened over and over again, but for the girl that you're being a maid for, it's the first time for her. It's the big moment for her."
I'm sure you've heard every single bad wedding story that there is. Is there one that sticks out that was just a total disaster from the get go?
Antonia van der Meer: "Actually, usually people try to tell really good stories about weddings. And the bride, of course, no matter what happens, the cake could fall on the floor she'll remember that as the best. Often I find that girls say, even if something went wrong, 'But I'm glad it happened that way.'"