Leslie Mann Interview - 17 Again
Leslie Mann believes that if you see Funny People you will
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Leslie Mann: "Thank you!"
Why are you playing this role?
Leslie Mann: "I know! It was a big mistake. Most actresses won't play mothers because they want to stay the young person. And I was really stupid because I agreed to play the mother of she's like 25 years old – Michelle Trachtenberg. That's like impossible. I was watching TV the other day and I saw an ad for a TV show. I don't know what it's called, but there's a woman on there and she's like 50 years old and she has a newborn baby, which would be really hard to do, right? So she's smart and I'm dumb."
You'll never get to move away from that.
Leslie Mann: "I know."
Now you have to do something like really sleazy.
Leslie Mann: "I know. that's a good idea."
I asked your husband again why he never makes you just the star of one of his movies. You're always stealing scenes. And he told me to see Funny People.
Leslie Mann: "Yeah, Funny People."
You get to do a lot?
Leslie Mann: "Yeah. It's really good. I can't wait for people to see it."
Am I going to laugh or am I going to cry?
Leslie Mann: "You'll do both – I hope."
Would you go back and be 17 again?
Leslie Mann: "I think if I could go back – I had the same boyfriend for like four years in high school. I think I might go back and date him for like a year and a half, and then date a bunch of other boys for the rest of the time. That's what I would do if I could go back."
What was it like starring opposite [Zac Efron]?
Leslie Mann: "He's such a nice person. He's a sweetheart, yeah."
Looks, and he's nice.
Leslie Mann: "Nice to look at and he's a sweetheart. No complaints."
Not too hard to dance with.
Leslie Mann: "And a really good dancer. Very commanding on the dance floor. I found myself thinking, 'Oh, wow,' and then, 'Oh, no. That's wrong.'"